"How could one possibly support the Labour Party and be a Christian?" And that's a fair enough question, as one can ask the same question about the American Republicans and Democrats. What about Likud? The NDP? The Liberty Korea Party? The Nippon Ishin no Kai? The Partido Socialista Unido de Venezuela? The Movimento Cinque Stelle?… Continue reading Who is our master?
The First Sunday After Easter, 2019
Lectionary: Acts 5:27-32; Revelation 1:4-8; John 20:19-31 St. Thomas the Apostle is a rather curious character. We only have recordings of his speech in the Gospel of John, and his very first words are delightfully laconic. After the news of Lazarus’ death reaches Christ and the Apostles, the Apostles are reluctant to return to Judea… Continue reading The First Sunday After Easter, 2019
The Fifth Sunday in Lent, 2019
Lectionary: Isaiah 43:16-21; Philippians 3:4-14; John 12:1-8 Our Gospel reading today can be challenging, especially for us of the Church of Canada, because it resolutely refuses our general tendency to reduce the Christian faith into the language of ethics. The Christian must feed, clothe, and shelter the poor, and that this is a duty for… Continue reading The Fifth Sunday in Lent, 2019
In Nature Indifferent and Alterable: The Prayer Book, Missals, and Uniformity
"XXXIV. Of the Traditions of the Church It is not necessary that Traditions and Ceremonies be in all places one, and utterly like; for at all times they have been divers, and may be changed according to the diversities of countries, times, and men's manners, so that nothing be ordained against God's Word. Whosoever through… Continue reading In Nature Indifferent and Alterable: The Prayer Book, Missals, and Uniformity