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Learning from the Liturgy: Exceptions to the Norm

As even the casual observer of Anglican worship will notice, the liturgy is pretty ‘fixed.’  Very little variation happens from week to week – the majority of the worship service is identical every time we celebrate it. For the most … Continue reading

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10 Signs you’re on a “spiritual” ego trip

I recently came across an interesting little article with a slightly rougher title than that of this blog post: http://highexistence.com/10-spiritual-bypassing-things-people-total-bullshit/ It seems to have been written from a sort of New Age perspective.  Much of its warnings, however, can be … Continue reading

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“The People’s Work” by Frank Senn

I just finished reading an excellent book called The People’s Work – A Social History of the Liturgy, by the Rev. Dr. Frank C. Senn.  As you look at that subtitle, two words (history and liturgy) probably immediately tell you … Continue reading

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Now What: the future of the Church

 lessons from biblical history in how the Church can survive (and thrive!) in the midst of a hostile culture Since January 17th we’ve spent close to 30 Sunday sermons exploring the end of 2 Chronicles and the entire books of … Continue reading

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Esther & the Passive Life of Faith

This was my sermon for Grace Anglican Church on 7 August 2016. The Story So Far About fifty years have passed since the Persian Empire conquered Babylon and the new Persian King, Cyrus, issued a decree that the Jews could … Continue reading

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Haggai part 2c: What is a Temple?

In my latest sermon on Haggai 2:1-9, I spoke about different Temples throughout history.  Here I’d like to focus on what a Temple actually is, and how they have been identified through biblical history.  To repeat what I said previously: … Continue reading

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Haggai part 1: Consider Your Ways

a sermon on Haggai 1 for Grace Anglican Church on 19 June 2016 Introduction to the Book of the Prophet Haggai Haggai is one of the last prophets in Judah.  He ministered alongside Zechariah, and Malachi soon followed.  These three … Continue reading

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