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A Sermon for St. James Day as it falls on Trinity 8

This unusual correspondence of St. James Day and the 8th Sunday after Trinity is edifying and even providential.

#61: A Stand Firm Conversation: The Making of a Discipleship Curriculum

Jady and Nick are joined by Michael Neal and Alonzo Crawford to discuss their student discipleship curriculum, To Be a Disciple: Foundations of the Christian Life.

#60: Actually, We DO Need Education: Discipleship, Catechesis, and Anglicanism

Matt, Jady, and Nick react to a recent article by Bishop Ray Sutton about Christian education, discuss the formation and raising up of disciples…and especially the development of clergy.

#59: A Stand Firm Conversation: Andrew Pearson

Matt, Jady, and Nick talk to Andrew Pearson. They discuss ministry, the revisionism of the Episcopal Church, and the future of the ACNA.

Happy Radical Dependence On God Day!

Therefore, the Lord calls them a “rebellious house,” a community of people who are so committed to their own version of events that nothing that anyone can say will sway them, or shift them, or change their minds about anything.

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Happy Radical Dependence On God Day!

Happy Radical Dependence On God Day!

Therefore, the Lord calls them a “rebellious house,” a community of people who are so committed to their own version of events that nothing that anyone can say will sway them, or shift them, or change their minds about anything.

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Do The Work

Do The Work

Because whoever it was had clearly spent the week alone at his desk, facing the darkness of the human condition, wrestling with not only the details and difficulties of Greek and Hebrew, but with God himself, and stood up in the pulpit—standing, not perched on a stool—to lean over and implore his people to know God. The confidence in the voice came not from of charisma or even conviction, but because, well, to employ another now ruined expression, he did the work.

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Job and John Wayne: A Meditation for Father’s Day

Job and John Wayne: A Meditation for Father’s Day

You set your face towards your work but at the end of the day, because you are only a man, you are as completely dependent and possibly ruined as every other man, as Job himself. You might work your whole life and in a breath it will all go away. Indeed, you yourself will go away, down into Sheol, no matter how hard you strive to avoid that terrible moment.

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My Soul Waits For The Lord

My Soul Waits For The Lord

The fruit was delicious. It was. They were very happy for a moment and felt a deep thought inside them, that love is love, that water is life, that kindness is everything, that Eve’s rights are everybody’s rights, that no one is illegal, that tautologies are the best thing ever. But then they felt sort of sick.

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One Name in Every Place

One Name in Every Place

He doesn’t need our brilliant plans and efficiency. He doesn’t need our well-devised programs. He doesn’t need our clear communication. No, rather, he desires for us to worship him in spirit and in truth. When we do that, a lot of the confusing muck gets swept away—by him, by the Spirit.

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Called to Flourish?

Called to Flourish?

The first ingredient for flourishing—I think anyway—is peace, is people not being totally awful to each other. To be hated by the world, which, tragically, often includes being hated by individual people who think you are wicked and wrong, is not at all what most of us sign up for.

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#48: Antisocial Justice: Partiality, Power, and Truth

#48: Antisocial Justice: Partiality, Power, and Truth

Matt, Jady, and Nick discuss the differences between social justice and biblical justice, talk about why the language beneath the concepts is so important, and agree that true justice can only proceed from hearts changed by the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

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