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Article 35: The Books of Homilies

This is part of my commentary series on The 39 Articles of Religion.  Article 35 states: XXXV. Of the Homilies The second Book of Homilies, the several titles whereof we have joined under this Article, doth contain a godly and … Continue reading

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Article 34: Church Traditions

This is part of my commentary series on The 39 Articles of Religion.  Article 34 states: XXXIV. Of the Traditions of the Church It is not necessary that Traditions and Ceremonies be in all places one, and utterly like; for … Continue reading

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My Top 3 Reasons to Ditch the RCL

The Revised Common Lectionary (RCL) is probably the most-used family of Bible-reading plans in the world right now.  The Roman Catholic Church uses a version of it, the Episcopal Church uses a version of it, various Anglican churches use versions … Continue reading

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Jesus on History and the Gospel

The Parable of the Wicked Tenants: Our Lord’s Commentary on Old Testament History and the Gospel a homily on Matthew 21:33-46 One of the big challenges for Bible readers is understanding the relationship between the Old Testament and the Christian.  … Continue reading

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Extraordinary Forgiveness

This is a version of my sermon from 17 September 2017. What we have in this Gospel passage is a classic teaching strategy that our Lord uses often: he gives a straight-forward didactic statement and follows it up with a … Continue reading

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How to Deal with Sin

This is my sermon for 10 September 2017, on Matthew 18:15-20. Your Own Sins The Ten Commandments, traditionally used at the beginning of the Anglican liturgy, remind us in methodical detail that we are sinners.  The Summary of the Law … Continue reading

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Living in Two Worlds

This is my homily for Transfiguration Day (Sunday 6 August 2017). I don’t often fly this flag in church, but I’m a huge science-fiction geek. My generation, growing up, had access to a veritable renaissance of science-fiction television shows… 4 … Continue reading

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