Category Archives: Books

The (Other) S-Word Part 8: A Blast for Me

‘If any of this has been blasphemy to you, then good! Because it’s been a blast for me, too.’ I’ve referred to that quote, from 1980s Saturday Night Live writer A. Whitney Brown, a few times before, and I’m sorry … Continue reading

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Son of Joseph, Part 1: Bread

Give us this bread forever. We Anglicans say that phrase regularly, as part of Eucharistic Prayer No. 4  in the Book of Alternative Services, and probably don’t give its origins much thought. We think of it as the grateful, humble … Continue reading

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The S-Word Part 2

Yesterday, we talked about how Kent Dobson‘s 12 Words sermon series helped me look at ‘sorry’ a new way when it comes to apology. Now, let’s look at the other kind of sorry – the R-word. Re-(gulp)-pentance. First, let’s remind ourselves … Continue reading

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Luke’s Rebukes

If you’ve ever been mad at the weather for being weather, or hated an illness for causing someone you love to suffer, you’re in good company. Jesus did the same thing – only He scolded weather and illness, and these … Continue reading

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Shooting from (and Frowning at) the Hipps

I almost sent Shane Hipps an angry email a couple weeks ago. I’ve been listening to Hipps’ sermons via Podcast for several years now, you see, and become a big fan of his in the process. But on Sept. 2, … Continue reading

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