Monthly Archives: August, 2011

Aidan of Lindisfarne

One of my favorite of the old British saints is Aidan of Lindisfarne.  He has ties to both Iona and the Island of Lindisfarne, two very holy places.  Today there are two communities of Christians that continue to share the deep faith of the church with a celtic flavor from these regions.  Aidan is key …

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John Bunyan (1688)

Today on the Anglican calendar, we remember John Bunyan, who actually died on August 31, but tomorrow is the day to remember Saint Aidan, so Bunyan got the day before. I have always admired the broad collection of folks that end up on the calendar.  Though there is a preponderance of folks that you might …

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Franciscan Spirituality

My spiritual formation has been influenced heavily by the Franciscans over the years.  The first spiritual director I ever had (some 25 years ago) was a Franciscan priest serving in the mountains of North Carolina.  Over the years I have read plenty of biographies and writings about Francis and Clare.  I have followed various websites …

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Thoughts on the Sermon 08/28/11

The lessons and collect today at St. Andrew’s On the Hill can be found at the Lectionary Page. Basically, we were reading Moses’ call from Exodus 3, what Jesus’ followers are supposed to look like from Romans 12, and Jesus calling all of us to take up our cross and follow him. Tim McCree did …

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Sermon Notes for October 30, 2011

20th Sunday after Pentecost (Proper 26, Year A) Joshua 3:7-17 Psalm 107:1-7, 33-37 1 Thessalonians 2:9-13 Matthew 23:1-12   The OT lesson should be read with the lenses of the children being led out of Egypt into the wilderness.  Notice how the water is parted much like the crossing of the Red Sea.  This time …

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Psalm 17

The Psalms for the day in Morning Prayer are–Psalms 16 and 17. I took more interest in Psalm 17 (Coverdale version) because of these verses that captured my eye: v. 1 Hear my plea of innocence, O LORD; give heed to my cry; * listen to my prayer, which does not come from lying lips. …

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