Archive for August, 2012

Tuesday of Trinity 11 – Romans 8:28-39

ShareRomans 8:28-39 This God is a strange person, unlike any human we’ve ever met.  It’s not just that He’s God and the Maker of the Universe and Omnipotent, Omnipresent, Omnitemporal, and Omniscient – those are scary and strange enough. It’s also that He’s so perfect and simple.  All that He Is, is also what He […]

August 20, 2012 | 1 Comment More

Monday of Trinity 11 – Romans 8:18-27

ShareRomans 8:18-27 The saying goes that there are only two things certain in this life: death and taxes.  If you’re a baseball fan it used to be certain that the Red Sox would not win another World Series.  And if you’re a Cubs fan like I am, then it still seems pretty certain that the […]

August 19, 2012 | 2 Comments More

Mark Now Available At Amazon

Share Give Us This Day is a unique daily devotional commentary for the entire New Testament based on the ancient method called lectio divina.  Lectio divina, or “divine reading,” is the method used by the early church and countless Christians through the centuries to read the Scriptures to form and transform the soul more than merely to […]

August 18, 2012 | 0 Comments More

Saturday of Trinity 10 – Romans 8:1-17

ShareRomans 8:1-17 Imagine that your house is a single cell that measures 6 X 8 feet. In your house, you have a bed, table, chair, locker, a few shelves, lights and a window. You have access to a community bathroom located at the end of the hallway.  Every day at 7:00 am, 11:30 am, 5:00 […]

August 17, 2012 | 1 Comment More

Post-Anglican Anglicanism: Part I

SharePost-Anglican Anglicanism – Part I In my recent posts, I’ve been going through the main periods of Anglican history since the Reformation. Here’s the way I’ve divided things up: Act I.  1533-1867 – Erastian Reformed Catholicism Act II.  1867-1960s – Colonial Relationships; 4 Spiritualities ActIII.  1960s-1998 (or 2003) – the Anglican Communion Act IV.  1998 […]

August 16, 2012 | 2 Comments More

Friday of Trinity 10 – Romans 7:14-25

ShareRomans 7:14-25 I used to want to be a psychologist, or at least a cognitive scientist.  I’m interested in the bizarre diversity present within human beings, especially the more bizarre aspects of who we are.  There was a time when I wanted to study dreams and how vivid various people’s were, and when I was […]

August 16, 2012 | 0 Comments More

Thursday of Trinity 10 – Romans 7:1-13

ShareRomans 7:1-13 “Wilt thou have this Woman to thy wedded wife, to live together after God’s ordinance in the holy estate of Matrimony?  Wilt thou love her, comfort her, honour, and keep her in sickness and in health; and forsaking all others, keep thee only unto her, so long as ye both shall live?” “I […]

August 15, 2012 | 1 Comment More

Wednesday of Trinity 10 – Romans 6

ShareRomans 6 Changes of identity fascinate us human beings.  It’s one of the reasons Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde and multiple personality disorders (Three Faces of Eve; Sybil) intrigue us.  People like Michael Jackson, Madonna, and David Bowie are particularly notable examples of the chameleon-like nature of modern identity.  You’re all familiar with the gender […]

August 14, 2012 | 0 Comments More

Tuesday of Trinity 10 – Romans 5

ShareRomans 5 Ughh!  I can’t believe I have to write a devotional on Romans 5.  Actually, that should be: “Sweet!  I get to write a devotional on Romans 5!” except for one eensy-weensy problem, and that it that there is just too much fruit to pick.  Shall I stuff myself on the citrus variety, the […]

August 13, 2012 | 1 Comment More

Monday of Trinity 10 – Romans 4:13-25

ShareRomans 4:13-25 I love history!  I love history because it is His Story, the story of God’s dealing with us.  But I also love history – and you should to. And don’t tell me about how much you don’t like or didn’t like history in school.  You think you had a bad history teacher?  You […]

August 12, 2012 | 0 Comments More