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Article 22 Revisited: the Saints as Advocates

This is part of my commentary series on The 39 Articles of Religion.  Article 22 states: XXII. Of Purgatory The Romish Doctrine concerning Purgatory, Pardons, Worshipping, and Adoration, as well of Images as of Reliques, and also invocation of Saints, … Continue reading

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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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God Vindicates His Name

The following is a devotion on Daniel chapter 5, with reference to Acts 19:11-20. The episode in the life of Daniel that we heard today is a major turning point in the history of God’s people.  A lot is going … 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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On Self-Interested Prayer

It’s been nearly ten days since the Republican National Convention of 2016 opened with a controversial prayer that raised both enthusiasm and face-palms from people across the country.  It was interesting to me watching how people responded to it.  The … Continue reading

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Praying Psalm 51 in Lent

Psalm 51 is probably the most famous of the penitential psalms.  Unsurprisingly, it has been set to one of the most beautiful pieces of music ever written by a human being.  Traditionally it is sung (or just read and prayed) as … Continue reading

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