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Right after the Bible…

The Bible is kind of a big deal, anyone with awareness of Western literature knows that. To the Christian, the Bible is the most important volume ever compiled. It is the ultimate sourcebook of our knowledge of God, and the … Continue reading

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Exalting the Old Testament, to speak of Christ

my homily for 25 October 2020, “Sunday Proper 25 in Year A”, on Matthew 22:34-46 As you probably know by now, I really love the Old Testament.  I was inspired by one of my last seminary classes to take a … 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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Allegory of the Two Eagles – Ezekiel 17

Here we have yet another colorful vision from the hand of Ezekiel.  No whirling wheels and cherubim this time; the images are much more familiar.  But the message is just as tricky for the casual or new reader to work … Continue reading

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Bible Translation – how to choose

Building upon the previous video about different translations of the Bible, we’re looking now at some advice for choosing a translation to read and study! I’ve got four pieces of advice in here; two for all Christians, and two Anglican-specific. … Continue reading

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Bible Translation – video introduction

New to the world of Bible translations? Looking for an introduction to the sorts of choices that are out there in the Bible market and what the difference might be between different styles? This is an overview of what’s out … Continue reading

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Rebooting Humanity

a homily for the First Sunday in Lent St. Peter wrote “you are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people for God’s own possession”. St. Paul wrote that Jesus “himself is our peace, who has made us both [Gentiles … 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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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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