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Steve Macias St Paul's Anglican Church
The most solemn prayer in the Divine service is the Prayer of Consecration, (p. 80-81 of the 1928 BCP), in which our Lord Jesus uses the lips and hands of his priest to bless and break the bread, and bless the cup of wine, and we hear our Lord’s own words of institution. Here we must offer ourselves to God,...
According to Barna, less than 8% of millennials 'don't attend church' because it is "out of date."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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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...
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,...

Worship as Mission

Constants in Context: A Theology of Mission f… (Paperback)
In his lecture entitled “The Goal of Mission–Worship” Bishop Frank Lyons points out that mission and worship are hardly connected in any meaningful way in our contemporary missiological resources. Citing the work of Stephen Bevans in Constant in Contexts (2004), Bishop Lyons maintains that our mission and worship are integral to each other. A second aspect noted in his...
The works of Virgil are often associated with painful assigned readings and Latin lessons, but a careful reading of this Roman poetry can help the modern Christian understand the first century context of the Christian Church. The poetry of Virgil’s Eclogues, Georgics, and the Aeneid represents a new shift in classical literature, away from tragedy in the Greek sense and...
The Ascension of Jesus can be a confusing scene. It is to be counted among the high holy days of the church calendar. Events on the church calendar are limited to items of theological significance, which is why the nativity (Christmas), passion (Good Friday), and resurrection (Easter) of Christ are memorialized with such pomp. Yet the Ascension is easily...