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Eloquence is Only a Tool

Fine style does not make something true, nor has a man a wise soul because he has a handsome face and well-chosen eloquence….  He seemed to them prudent and wise because he charmed them by the way he talked. Saint … Continue reading

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Asking Questions with St. Thomas

Traditional Collect for St. Thomas’ Day: ALMIGHTY and ever-living God, who for the more confirmation of the faith did suffer your holy Apostle Thomas to be doubtful in your Son’s resurrection: Grant us so perfectly, and without all doubt, to … Continue reading

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Haggai part 2b: Law & Gospel

Although Haggai’s second sermon can be treated as a stand-alone passage of Scripture, it is also strongly linked to Haggai’s first sermon. As I wrote previously, Haggai 1 is about “afflicting the comfortable” and Haggai 2:1-9 is about “comforting the … Continue reading

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Haggai part 2a: God’s Promise for The Solid Foundation

a homily on Haggai 2:1-9 for Grace Anglican Church upon 26 June 2016  Introduction: Something There is a common saying that good Christian preaching does two things: it comforts the afflicted, and it afflicts the comfortable.  Last time, in Haggai … Continue reading

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Chrysostom on Preaching

St. John Chrysostom is remembered throughout history as being a great preacher.  “Chrysostom” indeed, actually means “golden-mouthed.”  I imagine it was very likely a nickname he earned, rather than a prophetically accurate surname.  It is therefore no surprise that he … Continue reading

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Overview of the Gospel according to St. Mark

The most important thing to remember about the Gospel according to St. Mark is that it’s the fast-paced action-packed account of King Jesus conquering the evil in our world.  History: Context & Background St. Mark, known through the book of … Continue reading

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What is Evangelical Christianity?

I guess this blog was pretty Catholic-heavily this summer; the other month someone asked when I was going to write about evangelicalism, especially as an Anglican who claims a dual Evangelical/Catholic tradition.  There are two reasons I’ve not spent much … Continue reading

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