Tag Archives: Baptism

The Arrogance of Man’s Wisdom

As we heard about Jesus gathering some of his first disciples in the Gospel reading today, we also heard Paul gathering his initial salvo of arguments for his audience in Corinth.  The 1st letter to the Corinthians is an interesting … Continue reading

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To Fulfill All Righteousness

This is my sermon for the 1st Sunday of Epiphany, the Baptism of our Lord. Referring back to the circumcision Last week we celebrated the circumcision and naming of Jesus.  There we saw an important moment in his infancy – … Continue reading

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Celebrating the Circumcision of Christ

#1 What’s up with this holiday? You may have noticed multiple names for today’s holiday.  Its official name in modern Anglican calendars is the Feast of the Holy Name of Jesus.  You may have seen it labeled as “the octave … Continue reading

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The Basics of Christian Prayer

This post is based on a talk I gave at my local college ministry group. What does the word ‘prayer’ mean? The word “Prayer” means “request.” Technically, it doesn’t even have to mean asking God something.  For example, in Shakespeare’s … Continue reading

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The Holy Spirit and Baptism

This is my sermon for the Day of Pentecost, Sunday 24 May 2015, at Grace Anglican Church, preceding the Baptism of William Brench. “We believe in the Holy Spirit; the Lord, the Giver of Life.” Who is the Holy Spirit? … Continue reading

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Intro to Infant Baptism

One of the most divisive theological debates among Protestants is Infant Baptism. Some traditions take this practice for granted, some are easygoing about it and don’t make a big deal one way or the other, while others are vehemently opposed … Continue reading

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Priesthood is like Fatherhood

Among English-speaking Christians today, priests are very often called “Father” by their fellow congregants.  This is a relatively new tradition for Anglicans, and even among Roman Catholics the title ‘Father’ used to be used more specifically than it is today. … Continue reading

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