Author Archives: Fr. Brench

About Fr. Brench

I'm an Anglican Priest and a sci-fi geek. Therefore, I write about liturgy & spiritual formation, theology & biblical studies, and Doctor Who. But I keep those blogs separate so I don't confuse too many people!

Banquet Ettiquette and Pride

an exposition of Luke 14:1,7-14 We’ve got some fun stuff today!  While all four gospel books touch upon many of the same points in the life and teaching of Jesus, and there is a great deal of overlap, there tends … Continue reading

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Christ in Judgment

This is my homily on Luke 12:49-56 for Grace Anglican Church upon 18 August 2019 [Proper 15]. INTRODUCTION We’re living in some rough times for the Church.  Despite massive growth of Pentecostal Christianity across the globe, a huge retinue of false … Continue reading

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Love like you’re married to Christ

Originally posted on The Saint Aelfric Customary:
We’ve got a daily hymnody plan available, an order for using the Occasional Prayers, and some insight on how to sing Simplified Anglican Chant.  Let’s put it all together and see what Evening Prayer can be…

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Catholic Christianity in a Nutshell

This video post is a sort of combination of two similar blog posts from a while back. Index: 00:00 Introduction 01:28 Definitions of ‘catholic’ 04:08 Jesus at the center of our doctrine 09:23 Jesus at the center of our worship … Continue reading

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The Sending of the Seventy: a specific example of a broad mission

This was my homily on Luke 10:1-20 at Grace Anglican Church on 7 July 2019. The sending of the seventy, or seventy-two (depending upon which New Testament manuscript tradition you go with), is one of the classic stories in the … Continue reading

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Overview of the book of Esther

Originally posted on The Saint Aelfric Customary:
Evening Prayer in our Daily Office Lectionary begins the book of Esther in a couple days.  I had the joy and privilege of preaching all the way through this book a few years…

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Why I don’t dance in church

One of the things my wife and I like to watch together is the React Channel on YouTube, run by the Fine Brothers (FBE).  It features a regular cast of people of various ages who are lined up to react … Continue reading

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