Archive for December, 2011

December 31 – Hebrews 3

ShareHebrews 3 Good day, partakers of Jesus Christ!  Partakers, that is, if you hold the beginning of your confidence steadfast to the end and if you do not depart from the living God.  But I am persuaded of better things for you. God has called you to be a partaker of Jesus Christ.  If you […]

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December 30 – Hebrews 2:9-18

ShareHebrews 2:9-18 Jesus Christ, the God-man, is a mystery, but thankfully a mystery that God Himself has revealed to us.  The God who made Himself man for us continues to amaze and mystify us.  More importantly, He continues to save us! In Chapter 1, the writer of Hebrews composed a superb description of the supremacy […]

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December 29 – Hebrews 1

ShareHebrews 1 Get your hymnals out now, because at the end of this meditation, you ought to feel like singing songs of praise to Jesus Christ! Jesus Christ is God’s Final Word to us (the “last days” actually occurred in the 1st century, according to the writer of Hebrews), who are to live by every […]

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The Anglo-Catholic Spirituality

ShareThe Anglo-Catholic Spirituality In my last blog I presented the idea that among orthodox Anglicans there are now 4 spiritualities that are presenting problems of diversity for a coherent orthodox Anglican identity: Anglo-Catholic, Evangelical, Charismatic, and Global. There are 2 other, older spiritualities I should mention before I discuss the Anglo-Catholic spirituality. The first is […]

December 27, 2011 | 5 Comments More

Feast of the Holy Innocents – Mark 10:13-16, 23-31

ShareMark 10:13-16, 23-31 I find it helpful in understanding the love Jesus has for children to remember that I am a child of God.  Jesus loves the little children as children, but He especially loves all who come to Him as children, regardless of age. The main point about children and their relationship to Jesus, […]

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St. John the Evangelist – Revelation 1

ShareRevelation 1 Who is Jesus Christ? There are many ways in which He has revealed Himself to us, and all of these are important.  Sometimes I think the dominant way contemporary Christians see Jesus is as a good friend.  He’s kinda just one of the guys, though definitely the leader of the pack.  We can […]

December 27, 2011 | 0 Comments More

St. Stephen’s Day – Acts 7:59-8:8

ShareActs 7:59-8:8 How blessed St. Stephen was to be the first Christian martyr, and how blessed the world was by his faithful witness and life!  At the end of St. Stephen’s life, it becomes clear that he died like Jesus Christ: speaking the Truth in love, gazing into Heaven, asking the Father to receive His […]

December 25, 2011 | 0 Comments More

Christmas Eve – Matthew 1:18-25

ShareMatthew 1:18-25 Emmanuel – “God with us.”  That is the great theme of Christmas. When God became man, even His infant presence brought blessing to all who beheld Him.  We think of faithful Anna, ministering at the temple, and of Simeon.  John the Baptist kicked in the womb when he felt the presence of Mary […]

December 23, 2011 | 1 Comment More

Friday of 4th Sunday in Advent – Revelation 22:9-21

ShareRevelation 22:9-21 In the book of Revelation, then, we experience God’s time, we experience the Advent or Coming of Jesus Christ for all time.  It’s no wonder that the compilers of the lectionary of the Prayer Book put the last part of Revelation during the season of Advent.  The wisdom of this move is never […]

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Thursday of the 4th Sunday in Advent – Revelation 22:1-9

ShareRevelation 22:1-9 The Bible is the ultimate, the quintessential, comedic work of literature, in a classical sense.  While tragedy ends in the suffering and misery of Lear, Macbeth, and Hamlet, comedy ends with all’s well that ends well.  From Genesis 1 to Genesis 2, while Adam and Eve were still in the garden, you could […]

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