Tag Archives: Law

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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The Bible is the New Covenant

This is part four of sixteen in a series, “The Bible Is…“ Throughout the Old Testament, written before the time of Christ, are hints and promises that the Covenant made with God’s people will be replaced with a better one.  … Continue reading

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The Bible is Teaching, or Law

This is part three of sixteen in a series, “The Bible Is…” The first five books of the Bible are collectively known as the Books of Moses, the Pentateuch (five books), and the Torah.  Torah is typically translated as “law” … Continue reading

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The Bible is a book of Origins

This is part two of sixteen in a series, “The Bible Is…” Where did we come from? and How did we get here? are two of the big existential questions that occupies the religious and philosophical imaginations of every culture … Continue reading

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The Babylonian Captivity of Leviticus

In 586 BC the Babylonian Empire conquered the remnant kingdom of Judah, sacked the city of Jerusalem, razed the Temple of Solomon, and took most of the surviving populace into captivity elsewhere in their empire.  It was a political move: … Continue reading

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Article 7: The Old Testament

This is part of my commentary series on The 39 Articles of Religion.  Article 7 states: VII. Of the Old Testament                                                                                                    The Old Testament is not contrary to the New: for both in the Old and New Testament everlasting life … Continue reading

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Celebrating the Circumcision of Christ

#1 What’s up with this holiday? You may have noticed multiple names for today’s holiday.  Its official name in modern Anglican calendars is the Feast of the Holy Name of Jesus.  You may have seen it labeled as “the octave … Continue reading

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