Tag: John Keble

Tuesday of 5th Sunday after Trinity – Acts 18:12-23

ShareActs 18:12-23 I want to write a book today (along with the other dozen ones in my head) called Silent Saints.  It will be a book about people like John Keble who went about the trivial round and common tasks of their lives with great faith, perseverance, and joy, and yet aren’t remembered because they […]

June 27, 2016 | 0 Comments More

Saturday of 2nd Sunday after Easter – 1 Peter 5:8-14

Share1 Peter 5:8-14 “What went wrong?” This is a question that the Church in every age has asked herself.  We should not think that we’re alone in rightly asking this question.  It was certainly a question many churchmen asked themselves before, during, and after the Reformation period. In 1833, the Church of England was in […]

April 16, 2016 | 0 Comments More

Monday of Lent 4 – Mark 12:18-27

ShareMark 12:18-27 I’m glad that here, towards the end of Lent and even before Easter, we are able to celebrate the resurrection.  The main point of Jesus’ answer to the Sadducees was, of course, that there is indeed a resurrection from the dead to eternal life.  This is so plain from the New Testament that […]

March 6, 2016 | 1 Comment More

Tuesday of the First Sunday in Advent – Revelation 4

ShareRevelation 4 In a sermon on Trinity Sunday given in the middle of the 19th century, the Anglican priest, poet, and professor, John Keble, said the following: “Suppose that by your own fault you were a friendless wanderer and outcast [homeless person on streets], turned out of your home, and not knowing where to lay […]

November 30, 2015 | 0 Comments More

Thursday of 16th Sunday after Trinity – 1 Thessalonians 4:1-12

Share1 Thessalonians 4:1-12 Why is St. Paul so concerned about the “abundant life”?  What is this abundant life of which he speaks?  Some would have you believe that this “abundant life” is the same thing as material prosperity.  If so, I think St. Paul would have been surprised that he wasn’t living a very abundant […]

September 23, 2015 | 0 Comments More

Thursday of 2nd Sunday after Lent – 1 Corinthians 7

Share1 Corinthians 7 The Lord who has counted the hairs on your head cares about the situation of your life.  Whether married or single, Greek or Jew, free or slave; whether a Star-Bellied Sneetch or one without: God cares about the situation of your life. One of the implications of the Incarnation of God in […]

March 4, 2015 | 2 Comments More

Tuesday of 5th Sunday after Trinity – Acts 18:12-23

ShareActs 18:12-23 I want to write a book today (along with the other dozen ones in my head) called Silent Saints.  It will be a book about people like John Keble who went about the trivial round and common tasks of their lives with great faith, perseverance, and joy, and yet aren’t remembered because they […]

July 21, 2014 | 0 Comments More

Saturday of 2nd Sunday after Easter – 1 Peter 5:8-14

Share1 Peter 5:8-14 “What went wrong?” This is a question that the Church in every age has asked herself.  We should not think that we’re alone in rightly asking this question.  It was certainly a question many churchmen asked themselves before, during, and after the Reformation period. In 1833, the Church of England was in […]

May 9, 2014 | 0 Comments More

Monday of Lent 4 – Mark 12:18-27

ShareMark 12:18-27 I’m glad that here, towards the end of Lent and even before Easter, we are able to celebrate the resurrection.  The main point of Jesus’ answer to the Sadducees was, of course, that there is indeed a resurrection from the dead to eternal life.  This is so plain from the New Testament that […]

March 30, 2014 | 0 Comments More

Thursday of 5th Sunday after Epiphany – 1 Thessalonians 4:1-12

Share1 Thessalonians 4:1-12 Why is St. Paul so concerned about the “abundant life”?  What is this abundant life of which he speaks?  Some would have you believe that this “abundant life” is the same thing as material prosperity.  If so, I think St. Paul would have been surprised that he wasn’t living a very abundant […]

February 13, 2014 | 0 Comments More