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On the Ongoing Reformation

I returned from Ireland about this time last Friday.

It was a good first week back.

The experience was one that I cannot effectively convey in one blog post, or one conversation. 666 more words


The Sacraments: Divine or Human Acts? (Part 3)

See Part 1 and Part 2 if you haven’t already.

I have previously argued that the sacraments/ordinances are not primarily to be considered acts of God by which he confers grace to us (as he does through the preaching of his Word), but rather human responses of faith to the Word of God that has been preached. 618 more words


Several of Lyon’s major publishers – Luxemburg de Gabiano, Jacopo Giunta, Hugues de la Porte, Vincent de Portonaris and Antoine Vincent – formed a major cartel around 1540, known as the…

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Wednesday - May 25, 2016: Captive to Joy

Ephesians 4:7-8 (NRSV)

But each of us was given grace according to the measure of Christ’s gift. Therefore it is said,

“When he ascended on high he made captivity itself a captive; he gave gifts to his people.” 591 more words


Monday - May 23, 2016: Listen to the Kids

Luke 2:41-52 (NRSV)

41 Now every year his parents went to Jerusalem for the festival of the Passover. 42 And when he was twelve years old, they went up as usual for the festival.  736 more words


Revised Common Lectionary

There’ve been a few articles sitting in my archives for a while on the Revised Common Lectionary (RCL) which might be worth a read, so let’s talk about them. 1,186 more words

Catholic Church

Episode #32: The Binaries of Chairman Trump

WE’RE BACK!!!! In this episode Matthew speaks vaguely about his attempt to create a manga, so vague in fact that he said basically nothing about it at all. 54 more words