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According to Barna, less than 8% of millennials 'don't attend church' because it is "out of date." Therefore, 9 out of 10 Millennials are not interested in how relevant or contemporary your church is. This is from the Barna Group's 125 page report : "Making Space for Millennials" produced in partnership with Cornerstone Knowledge Network. Commenting on this data, Brady Shearer of...
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A step-by-step guide on how to use the 1928 Book of Common Prayer to pray the Daily Office of Morning Prayer. Buy a 1928 BCP: https://amzn.to/2GPNKAw Printable PDF of the Morning Prayer: 1928_bcp_morning_prayer Printable PDF of the Lectionary: Lectionary.pdf I mentioned using the Collect for the "21st Sunday After Trinity" (pg. 218) in the place of the Declaration of Absolution: "GRANT, we beseech thee, merciful...
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On March 24, 2018, at St. James Anglican Church (Kansas City, MO), I was ordained as a transitional deacon by the Right Reverend Leo Michael into the Sacred Order of Deacons of the Diocese of the Holy Trinity and Great Plains in The Holy Catholic Church Anglican Rite (HCC-AR). About HCC-AR We hold to the doctrines of the first seven...
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In the 53rd chapter, the prophet Isaiah writes: "He is despised and rejected of men; a man of sorrows, and acquainted with grief: and we hid as it were our faces from him; he was despised, and we esteemed him not." This sentiment is echoed by St. John: "He came unto his own, and his own received him not." This...
I became a Christian when I was 16 and started attending a young men's Bible study hosted by the youth pastor at his home in West Sacramento. After the first time, I realized that I needed to bring a Bible. This was the type of Bible study where they would ask the young men to read an assigned portion...
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Delivered at Trinity Anglican Church, Marysville, California.
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Delivered on the Fourth Sunday of Epiphany at Trinity Anglican Church, Marysville, CA on January 28, 2018.
The heritage of our Western legal system is built upon the tradition of Common Law and the foundation of Biblical Law. The Christian tradition has continually called even the most powerful to submit to God's law. St. Ambrose, Bishop of Milan in the fourth century, famously called Emperor Theodosius to submit to the universal ethical standards of God's Law. At...
Review: Christianity and the State  by Rev. Dr. Rousas John Rushdoony Ross House Books: 1986. 192 pgs. Read on November 10, 2017. Only Dr. Rousas John Rushdoony could successfully connect Donatism to modern anarchism in the same book that connects Thomistic metaphysics to totalitarianism. Someone reading this could easy be discouraged by what appears to be Rushdoony's attack on every form of government,...
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The Scripture Lessons: Ezekiel 18:1-4, 25-32 and Philippians 2:1-13, and Matthew 21:23-32. Lessons read from the Revised Common Lectionary for the Sunday closest to September 28 (Proper 21, Year A). The Sermon: "Generational Shame & the Gospel" delivered on October 1, 2017 at Christ the Redeemer Anglican Church, 1801 Oak Avenue, Davis, CA 95616. Holy Communion is Sundays at 4 pm....