Tag Archives: worship

St. Irenaeus Against Heresies

Today I experimented with video-recording my church’s worship service and putting it online.  There’s a lot of competing background noise – mostly from birds – but the quality is remarkable for what it is. The Scripture readings are Isaiah 2:10-17 … Continue reading

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While they were worshiping and fasting in Acts 13

The 13th chapter of the book of the Acts of the Apostles starts us off with a familiar scenario and pattern. Now in the church at Antioch there were prophets and teachers, Barnabas, Simeon was called Niger, Lucius of Cyrene, … Continue reading

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Why I don’t dance in church

One of the things my wife and I like to watch together is the React Channel on YouTube, run by the Fine Brothers (FBE).  It features a regular cast of people of various ages who are lined up to react … Continue reading

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“A Protestant Learns About Anglicanism”

Lately I’ve started seeing more and more suggested videos showing up on my YouTube home page from the Ten Minute Bible Hour, hosted by another guy named Matt who likes to learn and share what he learns.  A few of … Continue reading

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Eternal Safety in Christ our Good Shepherd

an exposition of Revelation 7:9-17 by the Rev. Matthew Brench at Grace Anglican Church upon 12 May 2019 (Easter IV) Introduction Today is nicknamed ‘Good Shepherd Sunday’.  Traditionally the second Sunday after Easter and in modern calendars moved down a … Continue reading

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Three-Fold Rule of Worship

I have a couple older posts on this blog about the three-fold rule, or Regula, of worship in the Christian religion, but the examples I gave and the manner in which I presented it feel a bit dated to how I … Continue reading

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St. John of Damascus

One of the significant challenges that Christianity faced in the later centuries of the Early Church was the rise of Islam.  Following Muhammad’s death in 632, his successors built an empire from Medina and Mecca that overshadowed the Middle East … Continue reading

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Overwhelmed on All Saints’ Sunday

Sermon on Ephesians 1 on All Saints’ Sunday Overwhelming. Is that a negative word to you, “overwhelming”?  Do you associate that with the feeling you get when facing a large project or task, or a very full schedule?  We can … Continue reading

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How long should a worship service be?

Now there’s a contentious question.  The length of a worship service can vary greatly, not only from one tradition to another, but even within a single tradition.  Some Pentecostal churches are known for spending a couple hours in “prayer and … Continue reading

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What is my favorite Prayer Book edition?

This is kind of an in-house question – what is my favorite version of the Book of Common Prayer?  If you’re not an Anglican, this might have some academic interest for you, but for the most part this blog post … Continue reading

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