Tag Archives: sacrament

Article 23: Valid Ministers

This is part of my commentary series on The 39 Articles of Religion.  Article 23 states: XXIII. Of Ministering in the Congregation It is not lawful for any man to take upon him the office of publick preaching, or ministering … Continue reading

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Article 19: the Church

This is part of my commentary series on The 39 Articles of Religion.  Article 19 says: XIX. Of the Church The visible Church of Christ is a congregation of faithful men, in the which the pure Word of God is … Continue reading

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Holy Communion in Psalm 78

This was my homily last night for Maundy Thursday. As you may know, there is a lot of poetry in the Bible.  Over the past century, poetry has taken quite a dive in public opinion; what was once considered a … Continue reading

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To Fulfill All Righteousness

This is my sermon for the 1st Sunday of Epiphany, the Baptism of our Lord. Referring back to the circumcision Last week we celebrated the circumcision and naming of Jesus.  There we saw an important moment in his infancy – … Continue reading

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Back to Basics: The Strength to Go On

a homily on John 4:46-54 It happens every now and then – you’re tired, you’re discouraged, you’re depressed.  You don’t know how things are going to work out.  Circumstances are overwhelming; life’s burdens have become too much to bear.  What … 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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the Integrity of Word and Sacraments

a homily on 2 Chronicles 35 for Grace Anglican Church, upon the 4th Sunday in Lent 2016 Introduction             We’re a “bottom line” kind of culture.  We want to know the “basic requirements.”  Tell me what I need to know, … Continue reading

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