Archive for June, 2012

Wednesday of 2nd Sunday after Trinity – Acts 12:1-24

ShareActs 12:1-24 There are many ways to re-tell the story of Acts 12, but I’d like to tell it as a kind of a fairy tale, even though it is a true one. Once upon a time, there was an Evil King who tried to usurp the throne of the True King.  This Evil King […]

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Tuesday of 2nd Sunday after Trinity – Acts 11:19-30

ShareActs 11:19-30 Now is a good time to celebrate the life and ministry of St. Barnabas.  Although Luke does not devote extended passages to him, as he does to both Peter and Paul, Barnabas figures prominently in the Acts of the Apostles.  In fact, aside from Peter or Paul, there is more about Barnabas than […]

June 18, 2012 | 0 Comments More

Monday of 2nd Sunday after Trinity – Acts 11:1-18

ShareActs 11:1-18 What is your response when God blesses others? Sometimes, we find it difficult to rejoice when others rejoice because we may think that for some reason it’s not right.  When Peter returned to Jerusalem, the mother church, those of the circumcision were not pleased with what Peter had to say.  “Those of the […]

June 17, 2012 | 0 Comments More

Saturday of 1st Sunday after Trinity – Acts 10:34-48

ShareActs 10:34-48 And so the miracle of Pentecost continues. Pentecost was not only a day of God’s visitation but also the ongoing reality of the spread of His kingdom.  In this passage, Peter connects what the Father has done through the Son with what the Son has done through the Spirit and what the Son […]

June 15, 2012 | 0 Comments More

Friday of 1st Sunday after Trinity – Acts 10:24-33

ShareActs 10:24-33 I can tell today’s lesson in one word: “obedience.” Thank you very much.  Now we can all go back to our jobs in peace, having accomplished the world’s shortest Bible devotional. Eh?  What’s that?  Oh, there’s something more that should be said about this? In the grand scheme of things, Acts 10 is […]

June 14, 2012 | 0 Comments More

Thursday of 1st Sunday after Trinity – Acts 10:1-23

Share “What God has cleansed you must not call common.” What a difficult truth for us to accept! Adam and Eve were the first ones who had difficulty with this.  God had made the Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil holy, so He set it apart from the other trees, saying, “You can […]

June 13, 2012 | 0 Comments More

Wednesday of 1st Sunday after Trinity – Acts 9:32-43

ShareActs 9:32-43 I want you to know that I died today. I thought someone should know. You might not have noticed, but it’s not really your fault.  You see: I’m a zombie.  I’m one of the millions who are seen every day, walking around as if they’re living, but who in reality are dead. Some […]

June 12, 2012 | 0 Comments More

Theology of the Body – Pope John Paul II

SharePossibly the Most Important Theological Work of the 20th Century Pope John Paul II’s “Man and Woman He Created Them,” popularly known as “A Theology of the Body” may be the most important theological work of the 20th century. I say this because John Paul II is not only a first-rate theologian but also because […]

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The Eastern Church in the Spiritual Marketplace – Amy Slagle

ShareExcellent Analysis of Eastern Orthodox Conversions in America Amy Slagle’s “The Eastern Church in the Spiritual Marketplace” is an excellent, scholarly look at conversions to Eastern Orthodoxy in America. As an Anglican priest and professor, I’ve been interested in Eastern Orthodoxy, and especially the churches in the U.S. However, information other than that provided by […]

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The Triumph of Christianity – Rodney Stark

ShareStriking New Insights Into the Rise and Growth of Christianity I’m a big fan of Rodney Stark because his works are both scholarly and readable, as well as being well-argued, well-researched, and positively revelatory. His new book, “The Triumph of Christianity,” is similar to his earlier work, “The Rise of Christianity.” However he not only […]

June 12, 2012 | 0 Comments More