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Sowing the Seeds of God’s Word

This morning’s homily drew upon Isaiah 55, Matthew 13:1-9, and 2 Edras 9:28-37 & 8:41.  It was a windy morning outside, so there was a bit of distraction during the actual preaching! As the rain and the snow come down … Continue reading

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A Free Will, the Bondage of the Will, a Freed Will

This is my homily on Ecclesiasticus (Wisdom of Jesus ben-Sirach) 15:11-20, preached at my church on 16 February 2020. 11 Do not say, “Because of the Lord I left the right way”; for he will not do what he hates. … Continue reading

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The Sending of the Seventy: a specific example of a broad mission

This was my homily on Luke 10:1-20 at Grace Anglican Church on 7 July 2019. The sending of the seventy, or seventy-two (depending upon which New Testament manuscript tradition you go with), is one of the classic stories in the … Continue reading

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Bernard Mizeki

On the 18th of June, in 1896, a missionary was killed by the people-group to whom he was ministering.  This is, in itself, not an unusual story, no matter what century you begin with.  What makes Bernard Mizeki’s story particularly … Continue reading

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St. Columba (Colmcille)

Saint Columba is known as the Apostle to the Picts, because he was the first major and successful missionary who brought the Gospel to those people.  The Picts were a celtic people-group who lived in modern-day Scotland.  They were known … Continue reading

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Augustine of Canterbury

Saint Augustine of Canterbury was a missionary sent from Rome to England in the year 595.  Great Britain and Ireland had heard the Gospel in the first century, and even had representatives at some of the Ecumenical Councils from the … Continue reading

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Nurture the Seeded Word within You

This is an exposition of Matthew 13:1-9,18-23, my sermon today. The heart of Matthew’s Gospel Now that we’ve reached chapter 13, we are now in the heart of St. Matthew’s Gospel book.  Each of the four gospels are different, with their … Continue reading

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Patriotism and the Church’s Agenda

A thorny question that always pops up this time of year (and seems to get thornier with each passing year) is how and to what extent the churches should acknowledge Independence Day here in the USA.  A lot of Christians … Continue reading

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Suffering for the Sake of Righteousness

This is my sermonon 1 Peter 3:8-18, preached on the 6th Sunday of Eastertide (Rogation Sunday), 21 May 2017. Introduction: Receiving Good & Evil from the Lord “Satan said the Lord, “Skin for skin! All that a man has he will … 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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