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Prayers in Time of Infectious Disease

Originally posted on The Saint Aelfric Customary:
On Friday we shared a sort of mish-mash of prayer ideas here, but things have continued to escalate.  As of Sunday evening, the commonwealth of Massachusetts has “banned” gatherings of 25 or over,…

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Eternal Life: Rightly understanding the scriptures

a sermon from Luke 20:27-38 The Set-up Can God make a rock so heavy that even he can’t move it? – oh what a clever question.  It’s the perfect logical trap: if you say yes, then you admit God is … Continue reading

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Do Exegesis and Theology matter?

It’s a big question for a lot of people – what’s the big deal with exegesis and/or theology? “I don’t care about all that theology stuff, I just believe what the Bible says.” “Don’t listen to doctrines of man, just … Continue reading

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What is your pastor reading?

In one of those share-on-Facebook list articles about how to encourage your pastor or priest, I came across an interesting suggestion: ask him what he’s been reading lately.  This can be encouraging in a couple different ways. It shows your curiosity about … Continue reading

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Overview of the book of Esther

Originally posted on The Saint Aelfric Customary:
Evening Prayer in our Daily Office Lectionary begins the book of Esther in a couple days.  I had the joy and privilege of preaching all the way through this book a few years…

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Announcement or Joke?

So, this happened: Naturally, we have yet to see if I’m just messing around for April Fool’s Day, or if something is actually going to come of this…

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Want to deepen your prayer life?

I’ve started a new project, entitled The Saint Aelfric Customary, dedicated to helping individuals and congregations deepen their common life of prayer.  Specifically, I’m putting together brief snippets of advice and insight into the liturgy of the Prayer Book to post … Continue reading

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