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Charity/Love with George Herbert

Something especially challenging about the English language is how much it seems to have changed in the past century.  Those who are over 50 years old tend to be fairly aware of this, but my generation is reasonably clueless unless … Continue reading

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What is a Pastor, according to George Herbert

I suppose it would’ve made sense to start my George Herbert posts here – what is a pastor, anyway? A Pastor is the Deputy of Christ for the reducing of Man to the Obedience of God.  This definition is evident, … Continue reading

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George Herbert on preaching

For the past couple months I’ve been studying George Herbert’s classic A Priest to the Temple, or, The Country Parson.  It was written in 1652 and is full of advice for the “country parson,” or local parish priest.  I’m not … Continue reading

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Praying Psalm 38 in Lent

Have you ever felt guilty, and sorry for something that you did wrong?  Has the sting of your own sin ever pierced your heart?  This is an experience that can be tricky to handle.  Our culture generally encourages us to … Continue reading

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Five Years of Leorningcnihtes boc!

WordPress informed me that yesterday was my fifth “anniversary” blogging with them.  So I revisited my first post which introduced the purpose of this blog.  I’m pleased to see that although some of my original ideas have long since fallen … Continue reading

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“And with your spirit”

I recently responded to a question that has probably been kicking around the minds of many Anglicans in North America lately: Could you please clarify the meaning of the response “And with your spirit” in the new Liturgies?  I asked … Continue reading

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on Blessing & Cursing

This is an experimental Q&A-style sermon I preached at Grace Anglican Church on the second Sunday of Lent, 2013, beginning our Lenten series on spiritual warfare. #1 – What is a blessing? A “blessing” is a benediction, eulogy, good word.  … Continue reading

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Baptism as New Life

Previously I’ve explored Baptism as a source of hope and as a preparation for suffering, and next is Baptism as new life (today) and Baptism as a like to Christ (next Sunday).  Note how there’s kind of this progression from … Continue reading

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New Testament Index

The Gospel according to St. Matthew: an Overview Matthew 1 – Rethinking the word “until”, the Davidic Covenant, St. Joseph, Annunciation Hymn, Blessed Virgin Mary, the Christmas Mystery, Mary’s Birthday, Are We There Yet Matthew 2 – St. Joseph, Jesus … Continue reading

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