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The Arrogance of Man’s Wisdom

As we heard about Jesus gathering some of his first disciples in the Gospel reading today, we also heard Paul gathering his initial salvo of arguments for his audience in Corinth.  The 1st letter to the Corinthians is an interesting … Continue reading

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Wrestling with God (2 of 3)

This is an excerpt from my sermon on Sunday 25 October on Genesis 32:24-29. Ah, the story of Jacob wrestling with God for his blessing: what an inspiring account!  How comforting it is to know that if you just wrestle … Continue reading

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Wrestling with God (1 of 3)

This is an excerpt from my sermon on Sunday 25 October on Genesis 32:24-29. Ah, the story of Jacob wrestling with God for his blessing: what an inspiring account! How comforting it is to know that if you just wrestle … Continue reading

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Frequently Misused Verses: the fear of the Lord

The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom. – Proverbs 1:7 & 9:10 & Psalm 111:10 Oftentimes, quotes from the Bible are misused because they’re part of a relatively complex setting and get oversimplified when taken out of … Continue reading

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Sts. Philip & James’ Day

 (1 May) Collect: O ALMIGHTY God, whom truly to know is everlasting life: Grant us perfectly to know your Son Jesus Christ to be the way, the truth, and the life; that, following the steps of your holy Apostles, Saint … Continue reading

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Biblical Wisdom – without it

based on the notes for my sermon from Sunday 23 September… This is part four of this month’s 4-part series on wisdom.  Here are links back to parts 1, 2, and 3. Part 1 – What are people like without … Continue reading

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Biblical Wisdom – on Power

summarizing my sermon from 23 September Oftentimes we’re tempted to think of wisdom & morality as human things.  It’s often thought of in terms of that native American story about the old man describing the two wolves battling within him … Continue reading

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