Archive for February, 2012

Saturday of Lent 1 – 1 Timothy 6:6-21

Share1 Timothy 6:6-21 As we finish the first full week after Lent, continuing in the way of the Cross to meet Jesus at Golgotha on Good Friday that we might meet Him at the empty tomb on Easter Sunday, we hear this morning once again about the need to divest.  The rest of the world […]

February 26, 2012 | 0 Comments More

Friday of Lent 1 – Ember Friday – 1 Timothy 4

Share1 Timothy 4             During this season of Lent, on this Ember Friday, we continue the theme of Ember Days and especially that of Lent. “What should I give up for Lent?”  That’s the question we often hear.  This can become a mere formality, as with any part of the spiritual […]

February 26, 2012 | 0 Comments More

Thursday of Lent 1 – John 10:1-30 – Part I

ShareJohn 10:1-30 – Part I I’m trying something a little different today.  Since I found so much to say about Jesus the Good Shepherd and us as the good sheep, and since the lectionary divides John 10 into several readings, I’m going to write an extended meditation on John 10 over the next 3 lessons, […]

February 26, 2012 | 2 Comments More

Wednesday of Lent 1 – Ember Wednesday – 2 Corinthians 4

Share2 Corinthians 4 Today is an Ember Day, Ember Days being days in which we are to focus on fasting and prayer.  On this Ember Wednesday, we contemplate our weakness and God’s strength, a truth brought home every time we fast or suffer any kind of deprivation.  In this way, Ember Days and 2 Corinthians […]

February 26, 2012 | 0 Comments More

Tuesday of Lent 1 – John 9:24-41

ShareJohn 9:24-41 I love the sighted man in John 9: he’s one of my favorite characters in all of the Bible.  He’s got guts, he’s got charm, and he knows how to poke disbelievers in Jesus Christ in the eye.  He had the kind of irrepressible attitude that all of the rest of us blind […]

February 26, 2012 | 1 Comment More

Monday of Lent 1 – John 9:1-23

ShareJohn 9:1-23 “I AM!” Jesus, being God, says.  I AM.  I exist.  I am the origin and source of all being.  I am the Creator and Sustainer of all reality.  I am before and after time and in time and outside of time.  I am the definition of love and beauty and truth and good. […]

February 26, 2012 | 0 Comments More

Historical Definitions of Anglicanism

ShareHistorical Definitions of Anglicanism So far, I’ve looked at a variety of definitions of Anglicanism: a 2-word definition, a one-sentence definition, normative, structural, and stylistic definitions of Anglicanism. A final kind of definition of Anglicanism commonly offered is a historical one, based on the development of the Anglican tradition over time. Historically defined, Anglicanism has […]

February 25, 2012 | 0 Comments More

Saturday of Quinquagesima – John 8:45-59

ShareJohn 8:45-59 Jesus Christ is the most amazing mystery in the world! As we were reminded of yesterday, Jesus Christ is I AM, God Almighty Himself.  Just in case you missed it, He says it most clearly in 8:58.  The Jews still don’t understand Who HE IS, and so one last time (in this particular […]

February 24, 2012 | 0 Comments More

Friday of Quinquagesima Sunday – John 8:12-44

ShareJohn 8:12-44 “Who are you?” This is the question the Jews asked Jesus.  To us, the answer may seem obvious.  It reminds me of an episode of Get Smart in which a man who was supposed to be dead re-appears. “Montabello!” Max Smart’s sidekick, 99, exclaims out of surprise. “Montabello!” another character gasps. “Who are […]

February 23, 2012 | 1 Comment More

Thursday of Quinquagesima Sunday – John 8:1-11

ShareJohn 8:1-11 “Neither do I condemn you; go and sin no more.” What would it have been like to have heard these words from the lips of Jesus Christ?  Imagine that you are filled with guilt, true guilt.  You have been engaged in one of the most sinful behaviors known to mankind: adultery, the behavior […]

February 22, 2012 | 0 Comments More