Archive for September, 2011

Tuesday of Trinity 12 – Luke 23:26-38

ShareLuke 23:26-38 “They laid hold of a certain man, Simon, a Cyrenian . . . and on him they laid the cross that he might bear it after Jesus.” If you thought that what God, through the mouth of St. Luke, was showing you so far was heavy, just wait! Who, as a Christian, cannot […]

September 13, 2011 | 0 Comments More

Monday of Trinity 12 – Luke 23:13-25

ShareLuke 23:13-25 This is an upside down world! Atlas may have held the world on his sturdy shoulders, but Adam did him one better: he turned it upside down.  Down is up and up is down in Adam’s fallen world.  The least godly proclaim themselves to be the greatest, and the last people that are […]

September 11, 2011 | 0 Comments More

Saturday of Trinity 11 – Luke 22:63-23:12

ShareLuke 22:63-23:12 “Are you then the Son of God?”  This was the question asked by the council which consisted of both chief priests and scribes. Jesus’ answer is simple and explosive: “You rightly say that I am.” In other words, “You are right in saying that I am the Son of God.”  But Jesus’ answer […]

September 10, 2011 | 0 Comments More

Friday of Trinity 11 – Luke 22:47-62

ShareLuke 22:47-62 “Surely it is not I, Lord!” Surely I am not the disciple who will betray You. That is what we all say whenever read this passage, for we cannot help but have our hearts burn within us when we read of the betrayal of our Lord once again. First, we read of betrayal […]

September 9, 2011 | 0 Comments More

Didache for Kindle

ShareThe Didache, or “The Teaching of the Twelve Apostles,” is probably the most important church document outside of the Bible itself.  Why?  Largely because of its extreme antiquity.  While we have some of the writings of the Church Fathers (for example Clement ofRome) that date to the end of the first century A.D., the Didache […]

September 7, 2011 | 0 Comments More

Defending Constantine by Peter Leithart

SharePeter Leithart’s latest book, “Defending Constantine,” should, in my opinion, be considered THE Christian Book of the Year.  “DefendingConstantine” is a stunning work of scholarship on a closely related collection of issues that are among the most important in Christianity: the life ofConstantine, the meaning of Constantinianism, and the radical transformation of the world that […]

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Jesus of Nazareth by Pope Benedict XVI

ShareProfound and Pastoral, Scholarly and Faithful! “Jesus of Nazareth: Holy Week: From the Entrance Into Jerusalem To The Resurrection” is the sequel to Pope Benedicts XVI’s first book on the life of Christ: “Jesus of Nazareth: From the Baptism in the Jordanto the Transfiguration.”  What I am writing, I write as an Anglican priest and […]

September 7, 2011 | 0 Comments More

Thursday of Trinity 11 – Luke 22:31-46

ShareLuke 22:31-46 What a privilege it is to pray with our Lord Himself!  That is exactly what we are doing here this morning in Luke 22: praying with Jesus in theGardenofGethsemane.  In fact, what we are participating in this morning is nothing less than the Lord’s Prayer in action.  In the Garden, Jesus is living […]

September 7, 2011 | 0 Comments More

Wednesday of Trinity 11 – Luke 22:14-30

ShareLuke 22:14-30 Personally, I find time a very confusing creation.  I look back to when I bought my first Beatles record in 1974, and it seemed as if the Beatles must have at that date been broken up for an entire generation.  In fact, it had been 4 years.  But now it’s been 35 years […]

September 6, 2011 | 0 Comments More

Tuesday of Trinity – 11 Luke 22:1-13

ShareLuke 22:1-13 It feels strange to approach so close to Easter while still in summer!  Now that Jesus has commanded the disciples to make the Passover ready, I can smell Holy Week in this passage, for there is an indescribable and terrible feeling of holiness I feel whenever Holy Week is here. And why shouldn’t […]

September 6, 2011 | 0 Comments More