Tag Archives: authority

The Sect or Way of Christianity

In Acts 24:5, where St. Paul is on trial, he is accused of being a ringleader of the sect of the Nazarenes.  That part of his charge, Paul concedes.  But this I admit to you, that according to the Way, which … Continue reading

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Saints Peter & Paul wrote Scripture

One of the big arguments among New Testament scholars, dividing particularly-progressive modernists from the more orthodox sorts, is the claim that the Apostles did not see themselves as writing Scripture on par with the Old Testament.  Rather, some argue, it … Continue reading

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St. Irenaeus Against Heresies

Today I experimented with video-recording my church’s worship service and putting it online.  There’s a lot of competing background noise – mostly from birds – but the quality is remarkable for what it is. The Scripture readings are Isaiah 2:10-17 … Continue reading

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What Kind of Anglican am I?

One of the curious self-reflection questions that has gotten me honestly puzzled over the past couple years is the question of my “churchmanship.”  You can read a longer explanation of the concept here if you like, but in brief, churchmanship within … Continue reading

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A Video Series on Scripture & Theology

How do we read the Bible, and where does theology come from?  Here is an introductory survey, piece by piece. Prequel: do exegesis and theology matter? The practicals of how to read the Bible, especially with the wisdom of the … Continue reading

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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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Historical Accuracy in the Bible

When you’re a young, you tend to like to get into edgy and controversial topics.  I guess it’s part of the desire to make a difference in the world and challenge the status quo, to prove oneself, and make one’s … Continue reading

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Catholic Christianity in a Nutshell

This video post is a sort of combination of two similar blog posts from a while back. Index: 00:00 Introduction 01:28 Definitions of ‘catholic’ 04:08 Jesus at the center of our doctrine 09:23 Jesus at the center of our worship … Continue reading

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Layers of Biblical Canon

The Bible is a large book.  To many people, that’s about as far as it’s understood: as a single, large, book.  Christians and other readers are aware, further, that the Bible has a number of books that make up its … Continue reading

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