Archive for February, 2012

Ash Wednesday – Luke 15:11-32

ShareLuke 15:11-32 “But what about me?” says the other son.  And with him I, too, say “Yeah, what about me?” More about the other son in a minute. But first, what about the prodigal son?  You realize, of course, that the little titles in your Bible are not inspired and are technically not part of […]

February 21, 2012 | 0 Comments More

Tuesday of Quinquagesima Sunday – Galatians 6:11-18

ShareGalatians 6:11-18 “God forbid that I should boast except in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ” (verse 14). I’d like to talk about boasting this morning.  Sorry, guys, but I’m going to start with us.  We just seem to boast a lot more noisily, obviously, and in your face than women do.  What’s the […]

February 20, 2012 | 0 Comments More

Monday of Quinquagesima Sunday – Galatians 6:1-10

ShareGalatians 6:1-10 “Bear one another’s burdens” (verse 2). “Each one shall bear his own load (verse 5). See!  I told you the Bible was full of contradictions!  To quote Bugs Bunny: What a maroon Paul must have been to contradict himself so obviously in just a few verses! I’m chuckling to myself as I pretend […]

February 19, 2012 | 2 Comments More

Saturday of Sexagesima Sunday – Galatians 5:13-26

ShareGalatians 5:13-26 In 1938 Orson Welles delivered what may have been the most electrifying radio address ever given.  He and his Mercury Theater group staged a radio version of H.G. Wells’ “War of the Worlds” that scared people out of their wits.  During this program, he portrayed how the earth had just been invaded by […]

February 14, 2012 | 3 Comments More

Friday of Sexagesima Sunday – Galatians 5:1-12

ShareGalatians 5:1-12 What is the relationship between law and grace?  How can we be not under the Law and yet still be subject to God so that we obey His commandments (even if this were only the explicit ones in the New Testament)?  There is a complex history of Christian thought on the matter, but […]

February 14, 2012 | 1 Comment More

Thursday of Sexagesima Sunday – Galatians 4:21-31

ShareGalatians 4:21-31 Life is filled with contrasts, especially the contrasts between the choices we have before us and the consequences of what we actually choose.  I was once the foreman of a sad civil case that was, in some ways, a tale of two mothers.  As the case developed, it became clear that the stepmother […]

February 14, 2012 | 0 Comments More

Wednesday of Sexagesima Sunday – Galatians 4:12-20

ShareGalatians 4:12-20             How do we as pastors come to our flocks, and how do we as sheep receive the pasture that God gives us?  These are the 2 related questions that St. Paul raises for us today. First, for those of you who are pastors of some kind, among whom […]

February 14, 2012 | 1 Comment More

The Charismatic Spirituality

ShareThe Charismatic Spirituality So far, in trying to understand aspects of orthodox Anglicanism, I’ve looked at Anglo-Catholicism and Evangelicalism. Now it’s time to look at the Charismatic spirituality. The modern Pentecostal movement, which is the precursor to the Charismatic spirituality, is often dated from the Azusa Street Revival of 1906, although others acknowledge antecedents in […]

February 13, 2012 | 7 Comments More

Tuesday of Sexagesima Sunday – Galatians 4:1-11

ShareGalatians 4:1-11 What is the gospel, the Good News of Jesus Christ?  If you had to present it to someone who did not already know, could you do it?  What would you say?  How would you express it? John 3:16 is one such place.  I’ve often wondered at what precise moment in history John 3:16 […]

February 13, 2012 | 0 Comments More

Monday of Sexagesima Sunday – Galatians 3:19-29

ShareGalatians 3:19-29 I love the considerable time I’ve spent teaching children.  I remember that one of the memories that motivated me to become a teacher was an experience in tutoring that I had in 4th grade.  There was a kid in my class named Ulitt Johnson, and the teacher had assigned me to go during […]

February 12, 2012 | 0 Comments More