Author Archives: Jonathan

The Love that Tears Away Everything – A Sermon on Matthew 18.21-35

And Jesus said, “When you stand praying, if you hold anything against anyone, forgive them, so that your Father in heaven may forgive you your sins.” –Mark 11.25 Now, before I set in, let’s each take a moment of silence … Continue reading

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‘Life is Sacred’ Is Not A Christian Premise, And We Need To Stop Pretending It Is

Christians in the public sphere who don’t know what Christians actually believe are a constant source of frustration for me. One of the most prominent examples of this recently has been this strange phenomenon of save-the-baby’ers who frantically cling to … Continue reading

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A Marian Rosary for Episcopalians

This is a great way I found of praying with Anglican rosary! I recommend starting with the cross, then the invitatory bead, then the first cruciform, praying through the weeks (I recommend going around the circle two or three times), … Continue reading

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Stephan Freeman on Modern Christianity

“The drive for evangelism in its modern form was always somewhat heretical. The gospel was mutated into a Churchless Christianity, devoid of sacrament and structure. This minimized gospel was easily and quickly adaptable to various cultural needs, but for the … Continue reading

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Would We Walk On Water?

A reflection on last week’s gun control debate Early in the morning Jesus came walking toward them on the sea. But when the disciples saw him walking on the sea, they were terrified, saying, “It is a ghost!” And they … Continue reading

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We Wish To See Jesus

A Holy Tuesday Sermon Texts: Isaiah 49.1-7, Psalm 71.1-14, 1Corinthians 1.18-31, John 12.20-36   And Jesus said, “Now is the judgment of this world; now the ruler of this world will be driven out. And I, when I am lifted up … Continue reading

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Lemme Talk About Marriage

I’ve been getting a lot of questions about my thoughts on gay marriage/theology/whateverelse lately, so I decided to write up a short bit about gay marriage and celibacy. First, when dealing with marriage, it’s important to notice that Christians have … Continue reading

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