Archive for November, 2011

Thursday of the First Sunday in Advent – Revelation 6

ShareRevelation 6  Sitting here in Fort Worth, Texas in 2009 when I’m originally writing this, upstairs in my study, looking out my window and seeing the nice new houses on my block, Revelation seems almost like a work of fantasy or science fiction.  If I believe it’s related to Christ’s opening the seals of the […]

November 30, 2011 | 0 Comments More

Wednesday of the First Sunday in Advent – Revelation 5

ShareRevelation 5             I wish I knew more songs.  Actually, I probably know a few thousand (and probably 200 or so just from the Beatles), and at home, I’m always seizing a shard from some song I know and mutating the words weirdly to fit something one of the kids […]

November 29, 2011 | 3 Comments More

Tuesday of the First Sunday in Advent – Revelation 4

ShareRevelation 4 In a sermon on Trinity Sunday given in the middle of the 19th century, the Anglican priest, poet, and professor, John Keble, said the following: “Suppose that by your own fault you were a friendless wanderer and outcast [homeless person on streets], turned out of your home, and not knowing where to lay […]

November 28, 2011 | 2 Comments More

Monday of the First Sunday in Advent – Revelation 3:7-22

ShareRevelation 3:7-22 It’s very tempting to write today about the Laodicean church.  I think there’s a common perception that today’s church is the church in Laodicea and is a lukewarm church.  In truth, parts of the church have always been like this. But I am persuaded of better things for us, and so today I […]

November 26, 2011 | 0 Comments More

Saturday of the Sunday Next Before Advent – 2 Peter 3:11-18

Share2 Peter 3:11-18             Have you heard the news?  Jesus Christ is coming again! This is one of God’s sure promises.  But if it’s true (and it is), then what kind of person should you be as a result? This is St. Peter’s great question to us today. Some in Peter […]

November 25, 2011 | 3 Comments More

Friday of the Sunday Next Before Advent – 2 Peter 3:1-10

Share2 Peter 3:1-10 Beloved, there are two things you need to know from this passage.  First, the God that created the heavens and the earth is the one who preserves them and can also destroy them.  Second, that God is not slack concerning His promises.  Therefore, let us have confidence in our God because He […]

November 24, 2011 | 0 Comments More

Stylistic Definitions of Anglicanism

ShareStylistic Definitions of Anglicanism In my previous two blogs I dealt with the normative and structural definitions of Anglicanism: today I’ll discuss what I call “stylistic” definitions of Anglicanism. Stylistic definitions of Anglicanism center not on structures or norms but on certain characteristics of Anglicanism that might be categorized as “stylistic,” or matters of a […]

November 23, 2011 | 4 Comments More

Thursday of the Sunday Next Before Advent – 2 Peter 2:10-22

Share2 Peter 2:10-22 We must be careful with the way we present the gospel of Jesus Christ.  I don’t just mean that we should avoid the errors of false teachers, which is obviously a critical task.  I also mean that we must take great care to present the entire gospel, in its full strength, and […]

November 23, 2011 | 0 Comments More

Wednesday of the Sunday Next Before Advent – 2 Peter 2:1-10a

Share2 Peter 2:1-10a             There is a dark side of many of the New Testament Epistles.  But it occurs in some form in just about every New Testament letter: it is the subject of false teachers. I have avoided it in my meditations so far because it hasn’t directly been a […]

November 22, 2011 | 0 Comments More

Culture Shift by Albert Moehler

ShareGood Material but Too Episodic and Superficial Albert Moehler is a Christian phenomenon. His presence for the good of God’s Kingdom seems to be everywhere, and finally he’s written a book. While I agree with almost all that Moehler has to say in “Culture Shift” I still don’t think it’s a great book. This is […]

November 22, 2011 | 0 Comments More