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“Those who say that infancy has nothing in it for Jesus to save, are denying that Christ is Jesus for all believing infants. Those, I repeat, who say that infancy has nothing in it for Jesus to save, are saying nothing else than that for believing infants, infants that is who have been baptized in Christ, Christ...
Today during Chapel, I took a page out of Pastor Denna’s preaching playbook. (Pastor Andrew Sandlin attributes this to Pastor Steve Schlissel. ) I ripped the New Testament title page out of a Bible as part of an explanation of the continuity that exists between the Old and the New Testaments. I...
A conversation with Pastor Uriesou Brito in which we discuss the legacy of Dr. Rousas John Rushdoony and his foundational influence on Christian education, American Evangelicalism, and the religious right. Who was R.J. Rushdoony? Rush influenced the homeschooling movement, the Moral Majority and remarkably established much of the groundwork for a Kuyperian revolution applying...
At the cross her station keeping,Stood the mournful Mother weeping,Where he hung, the dying Lord. For her soul, of joy bereaved,Bowed with anguish, deeply grieved,Felt the sharp and piercing sword. O how sad and sore distressedNow was she, that Mother blessedOf the sole begotten one. Deep the woe...
R.J. Rushdoony's book, Messianic Character of American Education, is discussed in this February 2019 book club meeting. Buy the Book: here. Rushdoony's study tells us an important part of American history: exactly what has public education been trying to accomplish? Before the 1830s and Horace Mann, no...
It has always been the practice for priest, servers, and congregation to face Liturgical East for the worship service. Why the insistence on an Eastward-facing position for both priest and congregation? From early on, Christians adopted the Jewish practice of praying toward Eden, in the East (Gen. 2:8), the direction from which Ezekiel saw...
Chalcedon Podcast
Last week I met with Andrea Schwartz and Dr. Shawn Mitchell on Chalcedon's Out Of This World Podcast to discuss, "How Can I Effectively Share My Faith with Unbelievers?" We discuss what Dr. Mitchell describes as the "Four Questions" every Christian should be able to answer. Listen to the podcast on Chalcedon's website here: https://chalcedon.edu/resources/audio/how-can-i-effectively-share-my-faith-with-unbelievers   Very few churches teach and equip their members on...
As I prepare to offer Holy Communion at St. Paul's for Thanksgiving Day, I have prepared a few PDFs of my favorite Thanksgiving hymns to share. In the Early Church, the Lord’s Supper came to be known as the Eucharist.  This is based on the giving of thanks (in the Greek, eucharisteo) by our Lord at the time of its...
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Traditional Anglican Prayerbook Service Music - 1928/1940 Usage This is the chant tune used by St. Paul's Anglican Church in response to the Ten Commandments as they are read in the 1928 Holy Communion Service. The Rubrics begin with: Then shall the Priest, turning to the People, rehearse distinctly The Ten Commandments; and the People, still kneeling, shall, after every Commandment, ask...
1928 Book of Common Prayer Birthday Blessing Anglican
In our tradition, we call individuals up for various occasional blessings during the Holy Communion service. In our parish, it happens during the period between the recitation of the Nicene Creed and the sermon - right after I announce the special intentions for that day's service. As an ordained priest, I offer a blessing as a "sacramental" that prepares the...