Category Archives: Biblical

Eternal Life: Rightly understanding the scriptures

a sermon from Luke 20:27-38 The Set-up Can God make a rock so heavy that even he can’t move it? – oh what a clever question.  It’s the perfect logical trap: if you say yes, then you admit God is … Continue reading

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The Gospel of All Saints’ Day

All Saints’ Day is one of the seven principle feasts of the church year, according to our prayer book’s interpretation of the liturgical calendar.  Those seven principle feasts are, in calendar order, Christmas, the Epiphany, Easter, the Ascension, the Day … Continue reading

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And his hand is stretched out still

As we read through chapters 9 and 10 of the book of Isaiah, a repeated refrain stands out several times: For all this his anger has not turned away, and his hand is stretched out still. Stretching from 9:8 through … Continue reading

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The Maccabean Famine

Originally posted on The Saint Aelfric Customary:
In Evening Prayer we’re walking through some brief highlights of 1 & 2 Maccabees this week, and I thought that since so many Anglicans today have minimal experience with these books, it would…

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Imagery in Zechariah 14

Zechariah is not an easy book for a lot of people to read;  It is one of the most apocalyptic texts in the Old Testament (after Daniel), which really just takes the challenges of prophetic literature and dials them up … Continue reading

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Historical Accuracy in the Bible

When you’re a young, you tend to like to get into edgy and controversial topics.  I guess it’s part of the desire to make a difference in the world and challenge the status quo, to prove oneself, and make one’s … Continue reading

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The Parable of the Dishonest Manager

Consider this a mini-sermon on todays’ Gospel lesson (Luke 16:1-13). The Parable itself In Luke 13:1-7, the dishonest manager reduces his master’s debts in order to make friends with his master’s debtors.  The master commends the manager for his shrewdness … Continue reading

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