Category Archives: Devotional

Bernard Mizeki

On the 18th of June, in 1896, a missionary was killed by the people-group to whom he was ministering.  This is, in itself, not an unusual story, no matter what century you begin with.  What makes Bernard Mizeki’s story particularly … Continue reading

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A Tale of Two Trees

This was my homily for Grace Anglican Church upon 10 June 2018. In the course of life, sometimes an event is just so important, so central, that everything seems to revolve around it. That central event becomes the title of … Continue reading

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St. Columba (Colmcille)

Saint Columba is known as the Apostle to the Picts, because he was the first major and successful missionary who brought the Gospel to those people.  The Picts were a celtic people-group who lived in modern-day Scotland.  They were known … Continue reading

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The Decalogue

This homily draws heavily from the Catechism of the Anglican Church in North America.  Introduction  We begin our summer with the Ten Commandments.  I want to begin with two quick introductory points concerning the style and depth of the Old … Continue reading

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Justin Martyr

Saint Justin Martyr lived in the 100’s, in a generation of Christians remembered as the Apologists. Apologetics is the discipline of defending and arguing for something.  Christian apologetics deals with explaining the faith to non-believers, defending its historical and intellectual … Continue reading

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Mary Thrice-Blessed

The feast of the Visitation may seem like an odd holiday at first glance.  It commemorates Mary’s visit to her relative, Elizabeth, recorded in Luke 1:39-56.  That passage is also the Gospel reading for the Communion service that day.  What … Continue reading

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Who is God?

This was the short/written version of my sermon for Trinity Sunday, 27 May 2018.  When it comes to religion, this is the question behind every question.  The very concept of ‘theology’ is precisely the matter of exploring this question.  Who, … Continue reading

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