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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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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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