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My name is Father Steve Macias and I am a Priest in California’s Silicon Valley.

I am the Headmaster at Canterbury Christian School and Rector of Saint Paul’s Anglican Church.

I am a presbyter (priest/pastor/minister) in the Reformed Episcopal Church, a founding jurisdiction of the Anglican Church in North America.

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    Biblical Typology of Astronomy, Trees, Animals, and Angels (Through New Eyes)

    Biblical Typology of Astronomy, Trees, Animals, and Angels (Through New Eyes)

    Through New Eyes, Chapters 4-9
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    Build a house? Need a blueprint.

    The Heavenly Blueprint: “What we have seen thus far is that heaven forms the model for the earth – socially, artistically, morally, spiritually, and in every other way.” (p. 47) 

    Typology: “early Church Fathers regarded typology as central to their understanding of the Scriptures…” (p. 50) 

    Sun, Moon, and Stars

    Astronomy and Biblical Constellations: 

    Heavenly Bodies are light and represent God’s GloryThey were given for signs/symbols and for seasons/festivals/calendars.  (Moon/Sun) Govern “time” and...
    Symbolism and Worldview – Through New Eyes

    Symbolism and Worldview – Through New Eyes

    PDF: Chapter 3 – Symbolism and WorldviewDownload

    Symbolism is not some secondary concern, some mere curiosity. In a very real sense, symbolism is more important than anything else for the life of man. Our symbols create and reinforce our worldview. They pattern our thoughts and lives, often in ways we are not consciously aware. Jordan argues that, “general cultural renewal is impossible apart from recovering the symbolic worldview of the Bible.” (p. 38)

    We discuss three special symbols:

    WordSacrament Person

    The Purpose of the World – Through New Eyes

    The Purpose of the World – Through New Eyes

    PDF: Chapter Two – The Purpose of the WorldDownload

    Through New Eyes: Developing a Biblical View of the World by James B. Jordan

    The way the Bible uses symbols shows us how to interpret God’s natural revelation. When we see how the Bible speaks of stars, gemstones, lions, lambs, fish, trees, and thorns, we will be able to walk outside and appreciate God’s world. We will also be able to see in the world pictures of human life and society. Since...

    Through New Eyes – Intro

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    Books I Read in February 2021

    Books I Read in February 2021

    In February 2021, I finished 8 books. 18 so far for 2021.

    Here’s what I’ve been reading:

    Thoughts for Young Men by JC Ryle
    Link: https://amzn.to/3qqcOjrHow to Be Unstoppable: A Blueprint for Creating Massive Momentum
    Link: https://amzn.to/3ro2J85Heiland by Franklin Sanders
    Link: https://amzn.to/30jQQnzSaffron Fascists: India’s Hindu Nationalist Rulers
    Link: https://amzn.to/3bl8QnQExpert Secrets by Russell Brunson
    Link: https://amzn.to/3rv6qsIBuilding a StoryBrand by Donald Miller
    Link: https://amzn.to/2OrQhp6The 5 Love Languages for Men by Gary Chapman
    Link: https://amzn.to/38hevcyGood to Great by Jim Collins
    Link: https://amzn.to/30hKvZJ

    How Could Satan Be So Foolish?

    How Could Satan Be So Foolish?

    Jesus was surely tempted by Satan – tempted to turn stones into bread, tempted to cast himself down from the top of the temple, and tempted to receive the kingdoms of the world. Yet Jesus overcomes Satan’s temptations.

    We can sin when offered good things, too. This is the point of Lent after all, that too much of a good thing becomes a bad thing.

    Sermon Text – The First Sunday in Lent. (1928 BCP)

    The Gospel. St. Matthew iv. 1.