Category Archives: Devotional

How not to use music in church

Originally posted on The Saint Aelfric Customary:
Don’t worry, this is not going to be a style-bashing article.  Although we have looked almost exclusively at traditional hymnody on this blog, I have always maintained that there is a place for…

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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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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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Banquet Ettiquette and Pride

an exposition of Luke 14:1,7-14 We’ve got some fun stuff today!  While all four gospel books touch upon many of the same points in the life and teaching of Jesus, and there is a great deal of overlap, there tends … Continue reading

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Christ in Judgment

This is my homily on Luke 12:49-56 for Grace Anglican Church upon 18 August 2019 [Proper 15]. INTRODUCTION We’re living in some rough times for the Church.  Despite massive growth of Pentecostal Christianity across the globe, a huge retinue of false … Continue reading

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Love like you’re married to Christ

Originally posted on The Saint Aelfric Customary:
We’ve got a daily hymnody plan available, an order for using the Occasional Prayers, and some insight on how to sing Simplified Anglican Chant.  Let’s put it all together and see what Evening Prayer can be…

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The Sending of the Seventy: a specific example of a broad mission

This was my homily on Luke 10:1-20 at Grace Anglican Church on 7 July 2019. The sending of the seventy, or seventy-two (depending upon which New Testament manuscript tradition you go with), is one of the classic stories in the … Continue reading

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