Category Archives: Theological

Saint Dominic

Saint Dominic is one of the most important Saints of the late medieval era. The medieval era, or “middle ages”, lasted roughly from the 600’s through the 1200’s, followed by “the” Renaissance beginning in the 1300’s.  I write “the” renaissance … Continue reading

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Survey: What’s going on in Holy Communion?

The doctrine of the Eucharist, or Holy Communion, or Lord’s Supper, is a subject of significant debate among various Christian traditions.  Often people tend to over-simplify each others’ (and even their own) views, which inhibits fruitful discussion and the ability … Continue reading

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Sacrificial Atonement

It’s one thing to say “Jesus saves.”  It’s another thing to say that “Jesus died for our sins, and rose again.”  These are expressions of the atonement, the act by which Jesus took care of our sin problem and made … Continue reading

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What is my favorite Prayer Book edition?

This is kind of an in-house question – what is my favorite version of the Book of Common Prayer?  If you’re not an Anglican, this might have some academic interest for you, but for the most part this blog post … Continue reading

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The Bible is a book of Theology

This is part seven of sixteen in a series, “The Bible Is…“ One of the most obvious features of the Bible is the fact that it teaches us about God.  This is the basic definition of theology – words, teaching, … 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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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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