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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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Charity/Love with George Herbert

Something especially challenging about the English language is how much it seems to have changed in the past century.  Those who are over 50 years old tend to be fairly aware of this, but my generation is reasonably clueless unless … Continue reading

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