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10 Signs you’re on a “spiritual” ego trip

I recently came across an interesting little article with a slightly rougher title than that of this blog post: http://highexistence.com/10-spiritual-bypassing-things-people-total-bullshit/ It seems to have been written from a sort of New Age perspective.  Much of its warnings, however, can be … Continue reading

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“The People’s Work” by Frank Senn

I just finished reading an excellent book called The People’s Work – A Social History of the Liturgy, by the Rev. Dr. Frank C. Senn.  As you look at that subtitle, two words (history and liturgy) probably immediately tell you … Continue reading

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Christ the Judge

Jesus will come again to judge the living and the dead: a sermon for Christ the King Sunday, 2016 Our hymn from Lyra Fidelium describes how the Day of Judgement will unfold, and sets it into its larger context. Stanzas … Continue reading

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Esther & the Passive Life of Faith

This was my sermon for Grace Anglican Church on 7 August 2016. The Story So Far About fifty years have passed since the Persian Empire conquered Babylon and the new Persian King, Cyrus, issued a decree that the Jews could … Continue reading

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Church Unity: Who are these?

The hymn I’m offering today is not as well known, but we did actually sing it at my church last year on All Saints’ Sunday.  It’s basically a question-and-answer song, with two verses of questions and three verses of answers.  … Continue reading

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Church Unity: For all the saints

As All Saints’ Day grows nearer, here’s another hymn (this time a more popular one) to walk through together.  For all the saints is a long hymn, clocking in at 8 verses.  Unless you sing it during a nice long procession, … Continue reading

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Church Unity: the narrow stream of death

As All Saints’ Day approaches, I wanted to share this hymn by Charles Wesley with you.  It’s a nice five-verse song (at least in my hymnal) set to the simple tune Dundee.  And its theology is amazing.  Here’s verse 1. … Continue reading

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