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Feeling All the Feels: The Holy Spirit and You

Matt, Jady, and Nick talk about the Holy Spirit, some common misunderstandings, and how the Spirit connects to the Good News about Jesus.

Silence of the Lamb: Atonement Theories and the Justice of God

What does Jesus’ death on the cross mean? Matt, Jady, and Nick discuss the atonement on this episode of The Stand Firm Podcast.

You’re Not God. How Does that Make You Feel?

Jesus’ message is offensive in the extreme. Hearing it, we are ready to cover our ears and take up stones. But this is when the Spirit of God moves, turning what is otherwise offensive into Good News.

The Stand Firm Podcast

Jady Koch, Nick Lannon, and Matt Kennedy discuss the leftward theological and ideological drift on the part of a number of highly platformed ACNA clergy, how this drift affects the proclamation of the Gospel, and what type of Church it could produce.

How Not to Become a More Multiethnic Church

Even the most desirable aims can be pursued in destructive ways. ACNA is involved in such a pursuit when it pushes “social justice” as part of its efforts to become more diverse.

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The Stand Firm Podcast

The Stand Firm Podcast

Jady Koch, Nick Lannon, and Matt Kennedy discuss the leftward theological and ideological drift on the part of a number of highly platformed ACNA clergy, how this drift affects the proclamation of the Gospel, and what type of Church it could produce.

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What I’ve Learned By Writing About RHE

What I’ve Learned By Writing About RHE

The truth isn’t “somewhere in the middle.” If you are taking it from both sides, you shouldn’t comfort yourself that you’re probably right because everybody is a little bit wrong. Some people are catastrophically wrong.

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How To Talk To “The Old Guy”

How To Talk To “The Old Guy”

The old guy is on the side of the church, but he knows that church growth cannot be in the driver’s seat or the gospel will be thrown out the window as the bus is flying down the road towards the pretty sunset. Of course, as Christians, we must be welcoming, but hospitality cannot be framed as a “tone” issue, a project in the service of which we must all be very winsome about the hard, angular truths of the gospel.

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The New Normal

The New Normal

We will remember all the important lessons we learned for maybe a month, max, and then we’ll forget and start complaining about all the usual stuff, trespassing and being trespassed against, and yes, even dying.

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Both

Both

If we ever took for granted gathering together in person to worship, we surely do not now! And even most of those who may have considered online worship unimportant take its importance for granted no longer.

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Why Bad Things Happen To Bad People

Why Bad Things Happen To Bad People

I found my plain white unscented tapers (by the mercy of God) and then circled (only in one direction) to the Easter Basket display and bought six horrible little plastic “baskets” and some fake grass, because, woe is me, I am evil too.

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Let a Thousand Livestreams Bloom!

Let a Thousand Livestreams Bloom!

Through Facebook, Zoom, YouTube, and even Discord, I’ve gotten to worship and learn with favorite priests and parishes from Texas to England, from Reformed Prayer Book Catholic to very Anglo-Catholic.

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Jesus Answers Your Silly Questions

Jesus Answers Your Silly Questions

It is the very job of the Christian to give the answer about suffering—all suffering. Lamentation, without the cross, and even more so, without the resurrection, is a paltry, dusty, foolish, absurd thing. The Christian alone has the deepest most satisfying reason for why, a why that gathers up all the anxiety, all the hopelessness into an eternal hope.

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Stop Saying “We”

Stop Saying “We”

Which is Less bad? Shutting down the economy so that fewer people die? Which it is important to acknowledge, is a terrible terrible decision to make or to have to make because people losing money and jobs is not a good thing and I don’t hear anybody saying that it is. Or, not shutting down the economy and having lots and lots and lots of people die? This is also a bad choice. Really bad. Devastating.

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Disasters and Presumptions

Disasters and Presumptions

The church rightly reveres Ignatius and Polycarp, who both went cheerfully and without resistance to their martyrdoms. The church also rightly reveres Athanasius, who fled persecution.

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On the Radar

Q&A with Our New Canon Theologians

These events tell me that God is at work in the Church, but the process is often very slow, messy, and difficult. The debates we are having today—about gender, sexuality, race, justice, and more—may take some time to resolve. I feel confident they will continue well beyond my lifetime. This perspective should help keep us humble and focused on daily faithfulness.

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Hallmark Network Caves to LGBTQ Pressure

Hallmark has backtracked on its withdrawal of same-sex TV adverts after it came under fire from high profile members of the LGBT community, including talk show host Ellen DeGeneres and Democratic presidential contender Pete Buttigieg.

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