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“The People’s Work” by Frank Senn

I just finished reading an excellent book called The People’s Work – A Social History of the Liturgy, by the Rev. Dr. Frank C. Senn.  As you look at that subtitle, two words (history and liturgy) probably immediately tell you … Continue reading

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The Arrogance of Man’s Wisdom

As we heard about Jesus gathering some of his first disciples in the Gospel reading today, we also heard Paul gathering his initial salvo of arguments for his audience in Corinth.  The 1st letter to the Corinthians is an interesting … Continue reading

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Are we there yet?

“Are we there yet?”  Between the goings-on of the season, and all the snow we’ve already gotten, you might be feeling that way too.  Isn’t it Christmas already?  How can it still be a week away?  Well, fun fact, this … Continue reading

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The Testimony of the Saints

Towards the end of the Christian Calendar year, on November 1st, we find the last major holiday: All Saints’ Day.  The second half of October leads up to this day with three other Saints’ days: St. Luke the Evangelist (October … Continue reading

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Now What: the future of the Church

 lessons from biblical history in how the Church can survive (and thrive!) in the midst of a hostile culture Since January 17th we’ve spent close to 30 Sunday sermons exploring the end of 2 Chronicles and the entire books of … Continue reading

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The Gospel according to Zechariah

For the past few years I’ve been using various lectionaries (Bible-reading plans) to read through the Bible (or most of the Bible) each year.  I don’t always keep up perfectly, and sometimes end up skipping stuff to catch up, but … Continue reading

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Esther Finale: Remember

This is my sermon for Grace Anglican Church on Esther 9:17-10:3. The Place of the Book of Esther in the Canon of Scripture Have you ever looked at a book in the Bible and wondered, “why is this in here?”  … Continue reading

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