Learn from Judas

Holy Wednesday (Spy Wednesday) Isaiah 50:4-9, Psalm 68(69):8-10,21-22,31,33-34, Matthew 26:14-25 To think that Judas would betray Jesus for 30 pieces of silver is absolutely unbelievable, because I do it every day for free. If only temptation were such a clear exchange, with the goods delivered up-front. We could negotiate the wages of sin to get… Continue reading Learn from Judas

When you can’t make it right

Holy Tuesday Isaiah 49:1-6, Psalm 70(71):1-6,15,17 John 13:21-33,36-38 Some wrongs are so wrong there is nothing you can do to make it right. The parent who neglects their child.The business partner who steals from their colleague.The spouse who cheats. Some wrongs are so wrong there is nothing you can do to make it right. Persecuting… Continue reading When you can’t make it right

The Sacrifice which Saves and Sanctifies

Maundy Thursday Exodus 12:1-14, Psalm 78:15-26, 1 Corinthians 11:23-26, John 13:1-15 In many of the liturgies for celebrating Holy Communion used in the worldwide church, including the form typically used in this congregation, at the conclusion of the prayer of Consecration, the Celebrant proclaims "Christ our Passover is sacrificed for us" with the people responding… Continue reading The Sacrifice which Saves and Sanctifies

This isn’t made up

Last Sunday of Epiphany 1 Kings 19:9-18, Psalm 27, 2 Peter 1:13-21, Mark 9:2-9 If I were to make up a religion designed to make people be better than they are otherwise disposed to be, a religion that extolled selflessness, patience, courage, holiness, peaceableness, rule-following, cooperation, and all the other virtues necessary to a good, flourishing,… Continue reading This isn’t made up

Not A Problem We Can Solve

Fourth Sunday of Epiphany Deuteronomy 18:15-22, Psalm 111, 1 Corinthians 8:1-13, Mark 1:21-28 I have to confess this morning something which has plagued my mind of late. I think I might be an Atheist. Or functionally one at least. Atheist These habits of prayer and devotion that clearly come naturally to him are not unfamiliar… Continue reading Not A Problem We Can Solve

The Ark of the Covenant

A Devotional Piece written for Redeemer Anglican Church The Ark of the Covenant, famously depicted melting the face of Ronald Lacey in Raiders of the Lost Ark, was given to Moses to build as a part of the Tabernacle, the elaborate and rich mobile temple where God would meet with his people as they wandered the wilderness. … Continue reading The Ark of the Covenant