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!

Ransom & Atonement

Jesus Christ is the Savior of the world. This is one of the most basic statements of the Christian faith.  But it’s also one of the most complex statements too – there are many ways that the Bible describes Christ’s … Continue reading

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Obedience & Duothelitism

In the third story of Jesus predicting his death and resurrection, and teaching his disciples about humility before exaltation (Mark 10:32-45), he reveals a lot about himself.  He shows us what perfect obedience to the Father looks like.  He makes … Continue reading

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Introducing Isaiah

Over at the Saint Aelfric Customary, I’ve written a little introduction to the book of Isaiah.  Check it out!  And hey, if you like what I’m doing on that blog, go and follow it too. Don’t worry this blog will resume … Continue reading

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Want to deepen your prayer life?

I’ve started a new project, entitled The Saint Aelfric Customary, dedicated to helping individuals and congregations deepen their common life of prayer.  Specifically, I’m putting together brief snippets of advice and insight into the liturgy of the Prayer Book to post … Continue reading

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The Numbers in Numbers

One of the prominent (and obvious) features of the book of Numbers is that it begins and ends with a census – or numbering – of the people of Israel.  By tribe and family, the men of fighting age are … Continue reading

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The Ecclesiastical Books

One of the curiosities of Anglican practice, compared to other Protestant traditions, is the use of a number of books that aren’t in the standard Protestant Bible.  These books are found in the Greek version of the Old Testament and … Continue reading

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The Bible is Apocalyptic

This is part 13 of 16 in the series “The Bible Is…“ “Apocalypse” is a common term in our culture today, but has taken on a connotation somewhat tangential to its original meaning. The word comes from Greek, apokalypsis, and … Continue reading

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