Tag Archives: atonement

Ransom & Atonement

Jesus Christ is the Savior of the world. This is one of the most basic statements of the Christian faith.  But it’s also one of the most complex statements too – there are many ways that the Bible describes Christ’s … Continue reading

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Bernard of Clairvaux

Whether you are interested in history, in Christianity, or Christian history, Saint Bernard of Clairveaux is a massively significant and complex person.  He was born in 1090 and lived through one of the more complicated periods of medieval European history.  … 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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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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How is ministry carried out – summarizing Articles 31-36

Articles 31 through 36 are a mix of theological and practical points of faith.  As with the previous Articles on the Church and the Sacraments, the positions here are navigated in between the excesses of Rome and the excesses of … Continue reading

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Wrestling with God (3 of 3)

This is an excerpt from my sermon on Sunday 25 October on Genesis 32:24-29. Ah, the story of Jacob wrestling with God for his blessing: what an inspiring account!  How comforting it is to know that if you just wrestle … Continue reading

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Scriptural Tour on Holy Communion

A few months ago, I was inspired by the Vigil of All Saints’ Day in the Book of Occasional Services to consider creating my own vigil service for another feast day, namely for Corpus Christi.  The idea was, like the All Saints … Continue reading

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