Tag Archives: death

Love’s Limits

As Christians we talk about love quite a lot.  Love the Lord your God – that’s the first and great commandment.  Love your neighbor as yourself – that’s the second.  Love is the fulfillment of the Law.  Perfect love casts … Continue reading

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Article 3: Christ in Hell

This is part of my commentary series on The 39 Articles of Religion.  Article 3 states: III. Of the going down of Christ into Hell As Christ died for us, and was buried, so also is it to be believed, … Continue reading

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Christ the Judge

Jesus will come again to judge the living and the dead: a sermon for Christ the King Sunday, 2016 Our hymn from Lyra Fidelium describes how the Day of Judgement will unfold, and sets it into its larger context. Stanzas … Continue reading

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War & Conflict

This was my sermon this morning on Esther 9:1-16. It has often been said that we live, today, in the midst of a “culture of death.”  We afford no legal rights to the unborn.  We have perhaps the most-armed populace … Continue reading

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The End is not The End

This is a homily on 2 Chronicles 36 for Grace Anglican Church upon Passion Sunday 2016. Passion Sunday begins “Passiontide,” a relic of days when Holy Week had a warm-up week beforehand.  We’re all familiar with Palm Sunday which brings … Continue reading

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Funeral Colors: Black or White?

Funerals are one of the trickiest church services out there.  The person with whom the service spends the most attention (after God Almighty, of course), is no longer around for consultation on what the service should be like.  There is frequent … Continue reading

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I Believe in the Resurrection of the Body

This sermon draws from a poem in the book Lyra Fidelium (lyris of the faith), written by the Rev. Samuel J. Stone. Each poem meditates on a part of the Apostles’ Creed; this particular one is focused on the Creed’s … Continue reading

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