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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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Definition of an Evangelical

The term ‘evangelical‘ is one of the most widely used terms in American culture right now.  The popular media uses it to refer to socio-politically conservative people who self-identify as Christian (often synonymous with the term fundamentalist), certain liberal Protestant … Continue reading

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Saturdays with Simeon

Charles Simeon was an Anglican priest who lived in the late 1700’s and early 1800’s; he held the same post as Vicar of Holy Trinity Church in Cambridge for over fifty years.  Credited as an evangelical light in the Anglican … Continue reading

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The Bible is a Book of [General] Epistles

This is part eight of sixteen in the series, “The Bible Is…“ Sometimes people like to summarizing the Bible as “God’s love letter to his people.”  Rightly understood, that can be a handy summary of the idea and purpose of … Continue reading

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St. Anselm of Canterbury

Saint Anselm was born in northern Italy (then part of the Holy Roman Empire) in 1033, and eventually moved to England, becoming the Archbishop of Canterbury in 1093 at the age of 60.  He is remembered by various people for … Continue reading

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