Tag Archives: Jesus

Sacrificial Atonement

It’s one thing to say “Jesus saves.”  It’s another thing to say that “Jesus died for our sins, and rose again.”  These are expressions of the atonement, the act by which Jesus took care of our sin problem and made … Continue reading

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The Bible is a book of Worship

This is part nine of sixteen in a series, “The Bible Is…“ Throughout the pages of the Bible, there are many texts and passages that describe, teach about, or simply model how to worship God.  While the Bible is not, … Continue reading

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The Bible is a book of Theology

This is part seven of sixteen in a series, “The Bible Is…“ One of the most obvious features of the Bible is the fact that it teaches us about God.  This is the basic definition of theology – words, teaching, … Continue reading

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A Tale of Two Trees

This was my homily for Grace Anglican Church upon 10 June 2018. In the course of life, sometimes an event is just so important, so central, that everything seems to revolve around it. That central event becomes the title of … Continue reading

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The Decalogue

This homily draws heavily from the Catechism of the Anglican Church in North America.  Introduction  We begin our summer with the Ten Commandments.  I want to begin with two quick introductory points concerning the style and depth of the Old … Continue reading

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Mary Thrice-Blessed

The feast of the Visitation may seem like an odd holiday at first glance.  It commemorates Mary’s visit to her relative, Elizabeth, recorded in Luke 1:39-56.  That passage is also the Gospel reading for the Communion service that day.  What … Continue reading

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The Bible is a book of Fulfillment

This is part six of sixteen in a series, “The Bible Is…“ Despite having been written by many different authors who lived in a range of time up to 1,400 years long, there is a remarkable unity and coherence to … Continue reading

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