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#110: Lambeth 2022: What We Got Here is a Failure to Excommunicate

Matt, Jady, and Nick continue to discuss the 2022 Lambeth Conference. They talk about the bounds of orthodoxy, the sufficiency of the creeds, and whether or not sex is worth disfellowshipping over.

The Church of What’s Happening Now, a sermon

Every generation is presented with a choice, a costly choice: do we follow the world? Or do we follow the Word?

#109: Lambeth 2022: Anglican’t We All Just Get Along?

Matt, Jady, and Nick discuss the currently-meeting Lambeth Conference. They talk about the World-wide Anglican Communion, whether it’s salvageable, and whether or not the ACNA should want to be part of it.

#108: Big, Fat, and Greek? Weddings, Marriage, and the Gospel

Matt, Jady, and Nick talk about weddings, what the point of a Christian wedding is, and how a Christian marriage is a reflection of the Good News about Jesus Christ.

“Supported Fully” – the Bigamous Bishop of Peru.

A dispute in the Diocese of Peru is threatening to awaken long-buried secrets and patterns of leadership across not just the one nation but the entire Anglican Church in South America.

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What Are You Doing Here?

What Are You Doing Here?

He wasn’t going to Jerusalem to conquer that ancient city and restore it to its former glories. He wasn’t going to overthrow the oppressive power of its conquering occupiers. He wasn’t going to set up a stable and secure government that would right all the very obvious wrongs and bring about prosperity and peace.

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Ask a Different Question

Ask a Different Question

The commands of God are true and right. They show a far country to which one should greatly desire to go. They are not something to feel constant and unending grief about all the time. They are not oppressive. On the contrary, they are the way of life.

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On World Mission Sunday Worship Jesus

On World Mission Sunday Worship Jesus

I love that line—“so many Christians believe that Jesus is God.” Yes, that’s true. Indeed, believing that Jesus is God is what makes a person into a Christian, or rather, is the prerequisite to being one. Satan knows that Jesus is God, but he is not a Christian.

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Hope For Women In Middle Age

Hope For Women In Middle Age

Jesus came to us, taking on human flesh and living with all the ruin of our estate so that we could, ultimately, be happy. But not happy in ourselves, happy rather in the glory of his beauty, which he gives to anyone who calls on him.

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That’s Not How Any Of This Works

That’s Not How Any Of This Works

It’s not their beauty or strength that makes them important to Christians, it’s the fact that God made them. So we don’t throw anyone away, or pass by on the other side of the road, or turn away from people who make bad decisions, or look pathetic, or don’t meet some standard of happiness or ability.

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Trees and Shrubs

Trees and Shrubs

He wanted to really “be” the hands and feet of Jesus. Confident in his own abilities and virtue, he moved into a house with them all, and joined in buying groceries and the occasional bottle of wine.

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When You Can’t Even

When You Can’t Even

Why would God let this happen? we wail, rushing always into the arms of false and pathetic gods and all the hubristic dreams that go along with their worship.

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Identity and Obedience in Revoice 2021

Identity and Obedience in Revoice 2021

What is “self-accepting obedience?” This is the first of the many questions I asked myself as I watched, and then rewatched, Revoice21. The term comes from Eve Tushnet’s15 opening talk, “God’s Answers Deserve Better Questions.” “When it came to sexuality,” she said, “the people you looked up to in the church were simply unable to educate your desires and guide you into a self-accepting obedience”.

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Tell Me a Kindly Lie

Tell Me a Kindly Lie

The human person wants a certain kind of help from God, the kind that lets you go on in the gentle glow of the kindly lie. Let me feel that I am going to be ok, even though both of us, thou and I, know that we are perishing, that we are bound to the dust, that there is nothing that we can do about it.

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Save Yourself Some Cash

Save Yourself Some Cash

That, my dears, is what’s called The Sermon, that long time that you sit there trying to pay attention even though your phone is filling up with texts and you’re worried about whether or not you locked the front door when you dashed out because you were late.

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That Time When God Befriended Us Deliberately To Change Us And Our Identity

That Time When God Befriended Us Deliberately To Change Us And Our Identity

It’s almost like, and just bear with me here, you work really hard to get ready for an important event that is supposed to make you happy for the rest of your life, you spend all your money, you use up all your time, and then, just at the critical moment when you should have had everything in place and everyone is waiting to see how you’ve done, you discover that you were an abject and total failure.

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That Sounds Uncomfortable

That Sounds Uncomfortable

So, you might be trying to make your way to church this morning, wondering if God cares at all about your troubles. Are you really going to have to go to heaven and face John Wayne, of all people? Or the Twitterati? And does anything even matter anymore?

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Podcast

#63: Stand Firm Movie Club: Pray Away

#63: Stand Firm Movie Club: Pray Away

Matt, Jady, and Nick discuss the new Netflix documentary, “Pray Away.” They talk about the valid criticisms the film makes about evangelical “ex-gay” ministries, what the movie gets wrong, and what the Good News of Jesus is for sexual strugglers.

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