Category Archives: Biblical

The Bible is a book of Origins

This is part two of sixteen in a series, “The Bible Is…” Where did we come from? and How did we get here? are two of the big existential questions that occupies the religious and philosophical imaginations of every culture … Continue reading

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The Bible is the Gospel of Jesus Christ

This is part one of sixteen in a series, “The Bible Is…” Perhaps the single most important thing to know about the Bible is that it is about the Gospel, or “good news”, of Jesus Christ.  Every page speaks of … Continue reading

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Introduction to 1 Esdras

And now for a book review maybe two people on the planet were looking for… the First Book of Esdras! Where does this book come from? In the Greek Old Testament, there are a number of books that aren’t found … Continue reading

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St Crispin’s Day: the Reversal of Fortunes

Who were Crispin and Crispinian (abbreviated from Wikipedia) Born to a noble Roman family in the 3rd century AD, Saints Crispin and Crispinian fled persecution for their faith, ending up at Soissons, where they preached to the Gauls whilst making shoes by night.  They earned enough by their … Continue reading

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Give Unto Caesar

This is my homily for 22 October 2017, on Isaiah 45:1-7 & Matthew 22:15-22. Today we’ve got a fun couple of Scripture readings to deal with.  The main one we’re going to address is the Gospel reading, containing Jesus’ famous teaching … Continue reading

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Jesus on History and the Gospel

The Parable of the Wicked Tenants: Our Lord’s Commentary on Old Testament History and the Gospel a homily on Matthew 21:33-46 One of the big challenges for Bible readers is understanding the relationship between the Old Testament and the Christian.  … Continue reading

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Extraordinary Forgiveness

This is a version of my sermon from 17 September 2017. What we have in this Gospel passage is a classic teaching strategy that our Lord uses often: he gives a straight-forward didactic statement and follows it up with a … Continue reading

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