21 Nov 2017

The Theology of a Kiss

By | 2017-11-30T23:26:51-05:00 Nov 21, 2017|The Amore Blog|

I’ve been thinking a lot lately about why parents kiss their children’s “boo-boos.” This is such a culturally ingrained practice that most of us do it on auto-pilot. But actually, the theology behind it is quite profound: it implies that the greatest healing force available to us is love. You’re

13 Nov 2017

Sermon Given at Canterbury Cathedral

By | 2017-11-22T13:28:06-05:00 Nov 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 Social Contract

05 Nov 2017

Why Talk About Suffering?

By | 2017-11-15T12:08:44-05:00 Nov 5, 2017|The Amore Blog|

Next Sunday we are hosting a lunch discussion on various kinds of suffering people face (register here). Why devote a special time to focus on such a depressing topic? Here are a few reasons: We all experience suffering. Albeit in different ways, we all encounter pain and loss at some

16 Sep 2017

From the Rector: You’re invited

By | 2017-10-06T13:38:01-04:00 Sep 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

14 Sep 2017

Rooted: What Is It?

By | 2017-11-15T12:08:44-05:00 Sep 14, 2017|Alpha|

Rooted is a brand new discipleship experience designed for people who have gone through Alpha but are still looking for connection with God and others. Just like Alpha, it's 10-weeks long and small-group oriented. We'll discuss topics such as, "What is my purpose?" "What are my spiritual gifts?" "How do

13 Sep 2017

Alpha. What IS it?! — Eat. Listen. Discuss.

By | 2017-09-13T17:18:02-04:00 Sep 13, 2017|Alpha|

If you've stepped foot on Truro's campus, you'll know we run a thing called "Alpha." Aside from being the first letter of the greek alphabet, and sounding like you're half-way to stepping into a frat initiation, you may be wondering: WHAT IS ALPHA?!? Alpha is a 10-week community gathered around

08 Sep 2017

There Are No Clean Breaks in the Body of Christ

By | 2017-11-15T12:08:44-05:00 Sep 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