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Love’s Limits

As Christians we talk about love quite a lot.  Love the Lord your God – that’s the first and great commandment.  Love your neighbor as yourself – that’s the second.  Love is the fulfillment of the Law.  Perfect love casts … Continue reading

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Divorce for the Glory of God

a sermon on Ezra 9 & 10 preached at Grace Anglican Church The neat thing about going through a book chapter by chapter and verse by verse is that we’re not allowed to skip over those strange and difficult stories … Continue reading

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The Crux of Marriage

I think it goes with saying, these days, that the definition, position, and purpose of marriage are matters of great controversy in our society, and indeed, among many Christians today as well.  Of course, there are a great many Christians … Continue reading

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The Twentieth Sunday after Trinity

(omitted in 2014, 18 Oct. 2015) The Collect: O ALMIGHTY and most merciful God, of your bountiful goodness keep us, we beseech you, from all things that may hurt us; that we, being ready both in body and soul, may … Continue reading

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Wedding Anniversary Liturgy

One of the special joys a Pastor gets to experience from time to time is the privilege of celebrating special life moments with members of the Church.  The Prayerbook tradition provides liturgies (or at least liturgical tid-bits) for most of … Continue reading

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the Blessing of a New Wedding Ring

This Christmas Sunday I had the privilege of blessing a family member’s replacement wedding ring.  They didn’t want to do a “renewal of wedding vows,” which was perfectly fine with me for reasons I suppose I should jot down on … Continue reading

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Marriage as a Sacrament

A while back I read an interesting quote about marriage.  I’ve been saving it for a spare moment to reflect on it; now’s the time. “A marriage which does not constantly crucify its own selfishness and self-sufficiency, which does not … Continue reading

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