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The H-Word

Get your hallelujahs out while you can, folks: Lent is almost upon us. In the Anglican Church, and probably in some other liturgical denominations, we conclude many of our services with the phrase, ‘Thanks be to God. Alleluia!’ But for … Continue reading

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The M-Word

Prepare to be scandalized, fellow Liturgicals: My church follows the Revised Common Lectionary, but we don’t normally read the Psalm – just the Gospel and either the Old or New Testament reading designated for that week. In my opinion, two … Continue reading

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The R-Word Part 2

Last time, we began exploring occurrences of the word ‘remember’ in the Bible: God remembering us, us remembering God and God’s promises, us remembering the past and remembering each other in our prayers. And then we came across a few … Continue reading

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In Want

If you know five passages of the Bible, chances are that Psalm 23 is one of them. The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want… That’s how this iconic praise poem begins in the King James Version of the … Continue reading

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God is Compassionate

Yesterday, I suggested that the Passion of the Christ was motivated by the passion of the Christ for you and for me. I think we could also connect a lot of that text with the topic of today’s post, God is … Continue reading

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Be Not Afear’d

Every botched call to worship is an opportunity to blog: that’s my story and I’m sticking to it. Case in point: at the start of our service at Holy Trinity Anglican Church this week, I wanted to say something really … Continue reading

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