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In the beginnings

One of the coolest things about the Bible’s text is that the first book literally starts “In the beginning…”  I mean, of all the things it could start with, it just makes perfect sense that it would start with 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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The Maccabean Famine

Originally posted on The Saint Aelfric Customary:
In Evening Prayer we’re walking through some brief highlights of 1 & 2 Maccabees this week, and I thought that since so many Anglicans today have minimal experience with these books, it would…

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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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Introduction to the Ecclesiastical Books

The Apocrypha, or Deuterocanon, also known as the Ecclesiastical Books, is a selection of books that are omitted from modern Protestant Bibles, and the source of a great deal of confusion and contention when Christians of different stripes compare notes. … Continue reading

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From the Altar to the Foot Basin

A Maundy Thursday homily, on Luke 22:14-30 One of the classic challenges of having four Gospel books is the fact that they don’t always have their chronology lined up with each other.  How did Jesus identify his traitor during the Last … Continue reading

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