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St. Aelfric

One of the challenges of studying history is the varied levels of documentation that survives today.  Major events are better-documented than minor events.  Leaders and famous men and women are better attested than ordinary folk in the annals of history.  … Continue reading

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Hæl: Healing & life through Absolution

This post is based on my sermon for this day at Grace Anglican Church. Christian perfection is an exciting topic, and sometimes controversial. John Wesley wrote a book on the subject that became quite popular. On one hand, this focus … Continue reading

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Frequently Misused Verses: In Memory of Me

Jesus, on the night when he was betrayed, took bread, and when he had given thanks, he broke it, and said, “This is my body which is [broken] for you. Do this in remembrance of me.” – 1 Corinthians 11:23-24 … Continue reading

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Frequently Misused Verses: God so loved the world

For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life. – John 3:16 What?  The favorite memory verse of Evangelical Christianity has been misunderstood all this … Continue reading

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a Glimpse into Anglo-Saxon Baptismal Theology

It has been a while since I last geeked out over Anglo-Saxon stuff.  And so this morning, as I was looking at the readings for Sunday in other languages, I came across a startling line in John 1:25…. And hig … Continue reading

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Translation or Paraphrase?

Something that approaches “pet peeve” status for me is the way some people put down certain editions of the Bible.  “Oh, that’s just a paraphrase, not a real translation,” people often say about the The Message or some such thing.  … Continue reading

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Tend My Sheep

The famous exchange between Jesus and Peter towards the end of the Gospel of John is pretty rich with intriguing details, but I didn’t realize how far those details went until I examined the Greek more closely in preparation for … Continue reading

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