Several weeks ago, I was privileged to attend the annual residential gathering of the Ecclesiastical Law Society (ELS) at Cambridge University. The ELS is a gathering of bishops, clergy, theologians and church lawyers (Chancellors and Canon lawyers) mostly from the UK but from other Anglican Churches as well. The topic of the gathering was “The...Read more
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“Later, knowing that all was now completed, and so that the Scripture would be fulfilled, Jesus said, ‘I am thirsty.’ A jar of wine vinegar was there, so they soaked a sponge in it, put the sponge on a hyssop plant, and lifted it to Jesus’ lips. When he had received the drink, Jesus said...
In the Gospel traditionally appointed for this day, from the 12th Chapter of the Gospel of John, we read this words from Jesus as he anticipated his own death on the cross for us: Jesus replied "The hour has come for the Son of Man to be glorified. I tell you the truth, unless a kernel...Read more
Whenever I visit a church to preach or speak or consult, I like to ask questions, look around, and “kick the tires” (so to speak). In my travels within the last week I have been blessed to visit two very different Anglican Churches here in North America. Both are full of life and...
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