Category: church

A (Sort of) Book Review: After Our Likeness

Miroslav Volf. After Our Likeness: The Church as the Image of the Trinity (Sacra Doctrina). Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 1998. I picked this up to help with a sermon on the Church and Trinity (and it did come in handy recently too, with the ReImagining Church… Continue Reading “A (Sort of) Book Review: After Our Likeness”

A (Sort of) Book Review: Paul Women and Wives

Craig S. Keener, Paul, Women & Wives: Marriage and Women’s Ministry in the Letters of Paul (Peabody: Hendrickson, 2004). Originally published by Baker in 1992, republished by Hendrikson, with a new preface, I picked this book up because a. Keener is a phenomenal scholar b.… Continue Reading “A (Sort of) Book Review: Paul Women and Wives”

Camping With God

Sermon from our 174th anniversary celebration. Guest speaking is Rev. Jim Clarke of Poplar Hill Baptist Church.

“Do this in Remembrance”: An Invite to the Table

Before the actual post begins, I need to give thanks for the great help which I received on this from Joel Burdeaux (Pastor of New Life Community Church in Farmington, Maine) and Alastair Roberts (a student in Durham, England). These two fine (and well-bearded)… Continue Reading ““Do this in Remembrance”: An Invite to the Table”

Bite Your Tongue: Gossip, Lies, and Other Stuff Christians Never Do

Christians are pretty good at sinning. Sometimes it seems we are as good as everyone else at getting ourselves in trouble. But there’s this one thing which we really excel at. There’s this one sin (or group of sins) that for one reason or… Continue Reading “Bite Your Tongue: Gossip, Lies, and Other Stuff Christians Never Do”

Gregory of Nyssa on Baptism

For as the child new-born is free from accusations and from penalties, so too the child of regeneration has nothing for which to answer, being released by royal bounty from accountability. And this gift it is not the water that bestows (for in that… Continue Reading “Gregory of Nyssa on Baptism”

Enlightener of Ireland

Troparion – Tone 3 Holy Bishop Patrick, Faithful shepherd of Christ’s royal flock, You filled Ireland with the radiance of the Gospel: The mighty strength of the Trinity! Now that you stand before the Savior, Pray that He may preserve us in faith and… Continue Reading “Enlightener of Ireland”

Merry Christmas

Today, our Eastern Orthodox brethren celebrate the Feast of the Nativity. Our prayers are with those that celebrate that they may be blessed. Today Christ is born of the Virgin in Bethlehem. Today He who knows no beginning now begins to be, and the… Continue Reading “Merry Christmas”

THE WORD BECAME FLESH: A Sermon by St John of Kronstadt on the Nativity of Christ

The Word became flesh; that is, the Son of God, co-eternal with God the Father and with the Holy Spirit, became human – having become incarnate of the Holy Spirit and the Virgin Mary. O, wondrous, awesome and salvific mystery! The One Who had… Continue Reading “THE WORD BECAME FLESH: A Sermon by St John of Kronstadt on the Nativity of Christ”

St. Andrew’s Day

November 30th is St. Andrew’s Day- a celebration of the Apostle Andrew, Patron Saint of Scotland. Obviously I am not one for the veneration of Saints as it is practiced in some traditions, but taking time to honour the giants of the faith is… Continue Reading “St. Andrew’s Day”