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About Tory Baucum

Rev. Tory Baucum is the Rector of Truro Anglican Church and this is his official blog. Rector's Rough Draft This is the place to read what I am thinking about all things theological and all things Truro: sermon ideas, exegetical notes, cultural observations, Anglicanism, ministry initiatives, and prayer requests. As a rough draft these are not finished thoughts but first thoughts. I write primarily for parishioners but friends, inquirers and others are welcome to join our conversation. It is okay to eavesdrop but if you wish to post please abide by the ground rules posted on the sidebar.
13 Nov 2017

Sermon Given at Canterbury Cathedral

By |2018-06-21T21:07:20-04:00Nov 13, 2017|Rector's Rough Draft|

I preached this sermon at Canterbury Cathedral on November 5, 2017. It touches on some great themes of Truro Anglican Church’s ecumenical ministry. —Tory Not One Stone Left on Another A Sermon Given by Tory Baucum at Canterbury Cathedral November 5, 2017 Matthew 24:1–13 The Temple and the [...]

16 Sep 2017

From the Rector: You’re invited

By |2017-10-06T13:38:01-04:00Sep 16, 2017|The Amore Blog|

As many of you know, nuptial theology is very important to me. This lens for understanding God as Husband to His people—not just as King or Judge—tells us so much about the gospel. It reminds us that to be a Christian is not primarily to know the right information about [...]

08 Sep 2017

There Are No Clean Breaks in the Body of Christ

By |2017-11-15T12:08:44-05:00Sep 8, 2017|Rector's Rough Draft|

Due to several recent news stories, people are asking about Truro’s ecclesial identity. According to the General Secretary of the Anglican Communion, Archbishop Josiah Fearon, our denomination, the Anglican Church of North America, is NOT a member of the Anglican Communion because it is not in communion with the See [...]

22 Feb 2017

A Vision for Families

By |2017-11-15T12:08:45-05:00Feb 22, 2017|Rector's Rough Draft|

In my last post, I shared an interview that the Catholic Witness did with me, as one of the speakers in the upcoming Fresh Expressions Amore Conference. In this post I'm sharing another article about the conference from the same publication. I would encourage everyone to join the roundtrip bus ride [...]

19 Jan 2017

2016 Was a Great Year for Truro

By |2017-11-15T12:08:49-05:00Jan 19, 2017|Rector's Rough Draft|

Thanks to your generous giving, we ended 2016 in the black, approximately $80,000 over budget. This congregation is amazingly faithful and generous. We ended the year with an increase in attendance, with new highs for our Carols by Glowstick and Christmas Eve services. Alpha continues to thrive, and we are [...]

30 Jun 2016

Where’s Tory

By |2017-11-15T12:08:50-05:00Jun 30, 2016|News, Rector's Rough Draft|

Do you remember the “Where’s Waldo?” cartoon? The game was to spot Waldo in a crowd, in various settings around the world. Well, my journey and whereabouts will not be nearly as difficult to trace. Let me give you the quick itinerary on my working sabbatical. Week 1 (Jun 28 [...]

06 Jan 2016

Pray for our Anglican Communion This Week!

By |2016-01-13T01:15:35-05:00Jan 6, 2016|Anglican, Anglican Communion, Prayer, Rector's Rough Draft, Truro|

Next week, the Archbishop of Canterbury has invited all 37 Anglican Primates from across the world (including ACNA's own Archbishop, Foley Beach) to Lambeth to reflect and pray together concerning the future of the Anglican Communion. The gathering (Jan 11–16) will be an opportunity from the Primates to discuss the [...]