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Why look at Saints when we have Jesus?

Those unfamiliar with the liturgical tradition sometimes ask us “what’s the point of Saints’ Days?”  After all, we worship the Lord God of all creation, who became flesh, Jesus of Nazareth, who lived a perfect and sinless life, who kept … Continue reading

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John Chrysostom

Saint John Chrysostom is one of the giants of early Christian leadership and teaching, essentially the Eastern Greek-speaking counterpart to the Western Latin-speaking Augustine of Hippo.  John was born in 349, after Christianity was legalized, and he lived through the … Continue reading

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United on their knees

There are a lot of theological debates out there.  Pretty much every tradition or denomination has its favorite arch-nemesis with whom it constantly battles, and it’s often not a pretty sight.  Such strife is often most intense when the dispute … Continue reading

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The Bible is a book of Paul’s Epistles

This is part ten of sixteen in a series, “The Bible Is…“ A brief survey of the New Testament quickly reveals that, by title count, one man authored large chunk of it: 13 of 27 books – nearly half – … Continue reading

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Saint Brendan the Navigator

Saint Brendan the Navigator, commemorated on the 16th of May, was an Irish priest and monk who lived in the late 400’s and early 500’s.  He was well educated by the early monastic missionaries on the island, and traveled across … Continue reading

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The Bible Is…

This year I’m undertaking a little project: summarize the Bible in several parts by grouping its component books together into categories.  The origin of this project came from the question “in what order should I read the books of the … Continue reading

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Article 39: Swearing Oaths

This is part of my commentary series on The 39 Articles of Religion.  Article 39 states: XXXIX. Of a Christian man’s Oath As we confess that vain and rash Swearing is forbidden Christian men by our Lord Jesus Christ, and … Continue reading

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