Category Archives: Biblical

Who takes the fall

meditations on Isaiah 52:13-53:12, my homily for Palm Sunday, 2019 Scripture quotes in bold are my own paraphrases, combining four different translations. 13 Behold, my servant will act with wisdom; he will be lifted up and exalted. The Servant of the Lord … Continue reading

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Sacrifice at the Heart of Worship

This is my homily for the first Sunday of Lent, 2019. Step One: the Proposition itself The idea that sacrifice is at the heart of worship is demonstrated all the way back in Genesis 2, in the Garden of Eden.  … Continue reading

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Layers of Biblical Canon

The Bible is a large book.  To many people, that’s about as far as it’s understood: as a single, large, book.  Christians and other readers are aware, further, that the Bible has a number of books that make up its … Continue reading

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Spiritual Gifts: The Basics

an exposition of 1 Corinthians 12:1-11 Re-Introduction to the epistle of 1 Corinthians It’s the Epiphany season, and that means we’re back to Saint Paul’s first epistle to the Corinthians.  For the past two years we’ve followed this monumental letter … Continue reading

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The Bible is Self-Reflective

this is part sixteen of the series “The Bible Is“ One of the greatest features of the Bible is that it is the literary equivalent of being self-aware.  Taking things a step beyond the reality that the Bible was written … Continue reading

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The Bible is Perspective

This is part 15 of 16 in the series, “the Bible Is…“ One of the greatest blessings about the Bible’s contents is that it provides us with multiple accounts and perspectives on a large portion of the major events, stories, … Continue reading

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Overwhelmed on All Saints’ Sunday

Sermon on Ephesians 1 on All Saints’ Sunday Overwhelming. Is that a negative word to you, “overwhelming”?  Do you associate that with the feeling you get when facing a large project or task, or a very full schedule?  We can … Continue reading

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