Category Archives: Devotional

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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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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The Formularies as Exposition

Something I spent a lot of time doing over the past couple years was developing my sense of grounding in the formularies of the Anglican tradition.  As I’ve written elsewhere, a “formulary” is a document that formulates the basis of a … Continue reading

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Why look at Saints when we have Jesus?

Those unfamiliar with the liturgical tradition sometimes ask us “what’s the point of Saints’ Days?”  After all, we worship the Lord God of all creation, who became flesh, Jesus of Nazareth, who lived a perfect and sinless life, who kept … Continue reading

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Edward B. Pusey

September 17th is the death day and commemoration of Edward B. Pusey, an Oxford Divine, so-called because he was a leader of the Oxford Movement in the mid-19th century.  The Oxford Movement was a renewal of historic piety and theological … Continue reading

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