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The Sect or Way of Christianity

In Acts 24:5, where St. Paul is on trial, he is accused of being a ringleader of the sect of the Nazarenes.  That part of his charge, Paul concedes.  But this I admit to you, that according to the Way, which … Continue reading

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Celebrating Hope with Psalm 114

Evening Prayer on the 23rd day of the month sees Psalm 114 leading the Psalms Appointed for that Office.  It’s a short psalm, which is always helpful for those who are new to praying the psalms, and it explores the … 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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Violence in the Kingdom of God

Matthew 11:12 is a perplexing verse for many a reader and interpreter.  There, Jesus says From the days of John the Baptist until now the kingdom of heaven has suffered violence, and the violent take it by force. First of all, … Continue reading

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Christ in Judgment

This is my homily on Luke 12:49-56 for Grace Anglican Church upon 18 August 2019 [Proper 15]. INTRODUCTION We’re living in some rough times for the Church.  Despite massive growth of Pentecostal Christianity across the globe, a huge retinue of false … Continue reading

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The Bible Is Wisdom

This is part fourteen of a sixteen part series, “The Bible Is“. One of the old stereotypes concerning the Bible is that it is full of useful sayings and good advice.  Although it is true that all Scripture “is profitable … Continue reading

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Grasping the Gospel

One of the fun things in studying the Bible that is often difficult to incorporate into regular expository preaching is the bird’s eye view of the Scriptures.  Normally we are focused in on particular verses at a time, looking at … Continue reading

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Justin Martyr

Saint Justin Martyr lived in the 100’s, in a generation of Christians remembered as the Apologists. Apologetics is the discipline of defending and arguing for something.  Christian apologetics deals with explaining the faith to non-believers, defending its historical and intellectual … Continue reading

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Who is God?

This was the short/written version of my sermon for Trinity Sunday, 27 May 2018.  When it comes to religion, this is the question behind every question.  The very concept of ‘theology’ is precisely the matter of exploring this question.  Who, … Continue reading

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The Communion of Saints

As we declare in the Apostles’ Creed, “we believe in the holy catholic church, the communion of saints…”  This statement places us in the context of the greater family of Christ throughout all time and in all places.  Our faith … Continue reading

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