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Broken For Me

We Anglicans are very good at Communion. I guess we’d better be, since most of our churches serve the Lord’s Supper every week. And we are. At my church, we’ve got the system so well-organized that we can almost always serve … Continue reading

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The T-Word, Part 4: When People Test God

I’m not sure how I’d fare if I had to spend six hours in an unforgiving outdoor environment without food or water. But according to Matthew 4, Mark 1 and Luke 4, Jesus lasted six weeks under these conditions. On purpose. And what’s … Continue reading

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The T-Word, Part 1: Tests Suck

Test. The word is enough to put fear in the heart of any middle schooler, and I’m not sure that’s a dread we ever outgrow. When someone ticks us off, we say they are ‘testing my patience’. When we’re discouraged, … 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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Manna Constant Morrow

Give us this day our daily bread. I say that phrase, and the ones that normally precede and succeed it in the Lord’s Prayer, pretty much every day – often more than once per day. But it occurred to me lately … Continue reading

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