Archive for June, 2012

The Meaning of Marriage – Tim Keller

ShareWise and Wonderful, Profound and Practical Marriage is clearly a troubled institution in American culture, and that includes even among American Christians. The problem is that so often Christians have accepted the world’s definitions of marriage. While many Christian books have been written on marriage, Tim Keller’s “The Meaning of Marriage” is one of the […]

June 12, 2012 | 0 Comments More

Tuesday of 1st Sunday after Trinity – Acts 9:20-31

ShareActs 9:20-31 In Acts 9, Jesus Christ has raised up another man to minister in His Name: Paul.  We have a tendency to make heroes out of individuals and to treat them as individuals apart from the community that gives them life.  Since the age of print and the consequent desire to display oneself as […]

June 11, 2012 | 0 Comments More

Monday of 1st Sunday after Trinity – Acts 9:1-19

ShareActs 9:1-19 It’s funny sometimes how it’s possible for people to have entirely different impressions of the same person. This morning we celebrate the life of St. Paul, especially to celebrate his dramatic conversion to Jesus Christ.  St. Paul has been called many things by many people.  Some say that he was a homophobe – […]

June 10, 2012 | 0 Comments More

Saturday of Trinity Sunday – Acts 8:26-40

ShareActs 8:26-40 “’Arise and go toward the south along the road which goes down from Jerusalem to Gaza.’ This is desert.  So he arose and went.” “’Go near and overtake this chariot.’ So Philip ran to him, and heard him reading the prophet Isaiah, and said, ‘Do you understand what you are reading?’” Do you […]

June 8, 2012 | 1 Comment More

Friday of Trinity Sunday – Acts 8:5-25

ShareActs 8:5-25 Was the stoning of St. Stephen a good or a bad thing? Let me re-phrase that: was the Crucifixion of Jesus Christ a good or a bad thing? The two events are one and the same, united as they are by the Holy Spirit and the unity that Christ promised between Himself and […]

June 7, 2012 | 0 Comments More

Thursday of Trinity Sunday – Acts 7:54-8:4

ShareActs 7:54-8:4             The Church, as the Body of Christ, is to continue to say and do the things Jesus Christ came to earth to say and do.  St. Stephen was a faithful disciple of Jesus Christ, an example for all Christians, for he followed his Master in all things.  […]

June 6, 2012 | 0 Comments More

Wednesday of Trinity Sunday – Acts 7:35-53

ShareActs 7:35-53 In Acts 7:35-53, St. Stephen hones in on his closing arguments.  While he begins by acting as a defense attorney, by the end of his sermon he is acting as a prosecutor.  It is this shocking reversal that must have caught his audience by surprise and provoked a response.  I’m sure Stephen was […]

June 5, 2012 | 0 Comments More

Tuesday of Trinity Sunday – Acts 7:17-34

Share             Moses had a mid-life crisis.  Actually, he had two of them, 40 years apart.  I like the symmetry of Moses’ life, and even though I doubt I’ll live to 120, there are some hidden lessons in Moses’ life. In Moses’ first mid-life crisis, it came into his heart to […]

June 4, 2012 | 0 Comments More

Monday of Trinity Sunday – Acts 7:1-16

ShareActs 7:1-16 When Stephen was accused by the Jews of blasphemous words against the Temple and the Law, how did Stephen defend himself? I’ll tell you what he didn’t do.  He didn’t try to offer scientific proof that Jesus rose from the dead.  He could have done something like that.  He could have begun by […]

June 3, 2012 | 0 Comments More