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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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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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War & Conflict

This was my sermon this morning on Esther 9:1-16. It has often been said that we live, today, in the midst of a “culture of death.”  We afford no legal rights to the unborn.  We have perhaps the most-armed populace … Continue reading

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Honor & Consequenes

A sermon on Esther chapter 3. The Story So Far Like any good story, the book of Esther spends its opening chapters introducing its main characters.  Chapter 1 set the scene in the city of Susa, one of the capitals … Continue reading

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King Ahasuerus: to fear or not to fear

This is my sermon on the prologue of the book of Esther (1:1-2:4). Ah, the book of Esther… those who grew up going to Christian Sunday School classes are probably already familiar with the basic story.  But, unlike a lot … Continue reading

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Haggai part 4: Hope for the Future

Introduction to Haggai 2:20-23 We’ve reached the end of Haggai’s short book.  This is the fourth and final sermon, or word from God, that Haggai received and recorded for posterity.  Last week we looked at his “bad news and good … Continue reading

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John Keble & the Protest of the Innocent

Today In History: Church Decline & Revival On 14 July 1833, John Keble preached a famous sermon that inspired a religious revival in England and spread to Anglican churches across the world.  That sermon was entitled “National Apostasy,” and it … Continue reading

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