Tag Archives: sacrament

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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Hæl: Healing & life through Absolution

This post is based on my sermon for this day at Grace Anglican Church. Christian perfection is an exciting topic, and sometimes controversial. John Wesley wrote a book on the subject that became quite popular. On one hand, this focus … Continue reading

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The Holy Spirit and Baptism

This is my sermon for the Day of Pentecost, Sunday 24 May 2015, at Grace Anglican Church, preceding the Baptism of William Brench. “We believe in the Holy Spirit; the Lord, the Giver of Life.” Who is the Holy Spirit? … Continue reading

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