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St. Augustine of Hippo

Saint Augustine of Hippo is the undisputed giant of Western Christian theology in the Early Church.  He lived from 354 to 430AD, after the legalization of Christianity in the Roman Empire, amidst a time when false Christianities proliferated, and leading … Continue reading

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The Bible is a book of Theology

This is part seven of sixteen in a series, “The Bible Is…“ One of the most obvious features of the Bible is the fact that it teaches us about God.  This is the basic definition of theology – words, teaching, … Continue reading

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A Tale of Two Trees

This was my homily for Grace Anglican Church upon 10 June 2018. In the course of life, sometimes an event is just so important, so central, that everything seems to revolve around it. That central event becomes the title of … Continue reading

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Review: Surprised By Oxford

I’m not sure I’ve ever read an autobiography before.  I almost entitled this post “Surprised By An Autobiography,” but that’ve been a bit pretentious.  There are a lot of “Surprised By…” books: C. S. Lewis was surprised by joy, N. … Continue reading

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Oblation: a death on purpose

a Good Friday devotion on Hebrews 10:1-25 Amidst the more familiar Bible readings in Holy Week, especially the Triduum (Thursday through Saturday), Good Friday offers us this rather ‘theological’ passage from the Epistle to the Hebrews.  Let’s not let the … Continue reading

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O come let us adore him

O Come, all ye faithful, joyful and triumphant, O come ye, O come ye to Bethelehem; Come and adore him, born the King of angels. For weeks we have repeated the Bible’s final prayer: “Even so, come Lord Jesus.”  We … Continue reading

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St Crispin’s Day: the Reversal of Fortunes

Who were Crispin and Crispinian (abbreviated from Wikipedia) Born to a noble Roman family in the 3rd century AD, Saints Crispin and Crispinian fled persecution for their faith, ending up at Soissons, where they preached to the Gauls whilst making shoes by night.  They earned enough by their … Continue reading

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