Tag Archives: Lent

Holy Communion in Psalm 78

This was my homily last night for Maundy Thursday. As you may know, there is a lot of poetry in the Bible.  Over the past century, poetry has taken quite a dive in public opinion; what was once considered a … Continue reading

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Praying Psalm 6 in Lent

One of the frequent themes in the Psalms is danger from “enemies.”  Oftentimes modern readers look at those verses and are drawn to that foreign far-off world in which King David was constantly fighting battles against the Philistines, or on … Continue reading

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the Forgiveness of Sins

One of the big complaints our culture seems to have with Christianity today is our obsession with sin.  Christians are against abortion “because it’s a sin.”  Christians are against gay marriage “because it’s a sin.”  Christians claim to have “good … Continue reading

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Welcome to Lent!

This was my sermon for Grace Anglican Church upon Ash Wednesday, 18 February 2015. How shall we explain Lent? The traditional Old Testament reading for Ash Wednesday, Joel 2:12-17, puts it best. It’s as if it’s speaking straight to us … Continue reading

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Valentine’s Day 2015

Happy St. Valentine’s Day! Our Hallmark Greeting Card culture may not be aware of this, but there actually was a Christian priest in the 200’s named Valentine who was remembered as a saint. Like many Christians in the Early Church, … Continue reading

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Easter-Even, Holy Saturday

(19 April 2014, 4 April 2015) The Collects: GRANT, O Lord, that as we are baptized into the death of your blessed Son our Savior Jesus Christ, so by continual mortifying our corrupt affections we may be buried with him … Continue reading

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Good Friday

(18 April 2014, 3 April 2015) The Collects: ALMIGHTY God, we beseech you graciously to behold this your family, for whom our Lord Jesus Christ was contented to be betrayed, and given up into the hands of wicked men, and … Continue reading

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