Rector’s Forum 5-14-23: Men, Mothers, and Women in the Church
Jesus, Coronations, and The World Rightside Up.
Rector’s Forum 3-19-23: The Western Front, The Men of Wellesley, and the Pope on a Rope
Those Formerly Blind: A Sermon on John 9
We Worship What We Know: A Sermon about Wrath and Redemption
Rector’s Forum 3-12-23: Provoking Wrath, Rejecting Christians, and the Tragedy of the Mainline “Church”
The Lamb of God
Rector’s Forum 3-5-23: Romans 4, Faith, and the Question of When Life Begins
It is Written
Listen to Him
Every Jot and Tittle
Saint Luke’s Rectors Forum 2-5-23: Psychonauts, the End of Marriage, and the Breakup of the Anglican Communion
Rector’s Forum 1-22-23: The March for Life and the Fight of Faith
Rector’s Forum 1-15-23: Anglicanism, Angels, and Demons
Another Way Home
Christmas Day 2022: In the Beginning was the Word
Rector’s Forum 12-18-22: Incarnation, Unbelief, and the Idolatry of Self
His Name Among the Nations: Advent 4
Rector’s Forum 12-11-22: Ephesians and the Equipping of the Church
Go, Tell It On the Mountain: Advent 3
Rector’s Forum 12-4-22: Open AI, Gnosticism, and the Future of Evangelism
Advent 2: The God of Hope
Rector’s Forum 11-14-22: Judgment in the Church, The Seeds of Unbelief, and Embracing our Anglican Identity wk. 3/4
The Deceitful Heart and the Fire from Heaven
For All The Saints
Sin, Righteousness, and Justification by Faith: A Sermon for the Publican
Rector’s Forum 10-16-22: The End Times, He Gets Us (?), and the Death Penalty today.
The Rector’s Forum 10-9-22: Unruly Wills, the Abortion Divide, and the Unity of the Church
Rector’s Forum 9-27-22: The Church, the Culture, and What’s the Big Deal about Marriage (and why you should care)
Storming the Gates of Hell: The Rich man and Lazarus (Luke 16; 1 Timothy 6)
Rector’s Forum 9-18-22: After Christendom, Faith like a Child, and the 21st Century Reformation,
“Not peace but a sword”: Jesus and the Great Divide
The “Other Reading” John 14: Human Identity, the Trinity, and the False Gospel of Pride
Weekend Review 6-5-22: Viral Tweets, Pride Month, and the Lie of “Free Sex”
Weekend Review 5-29-22: Theodicy, the Fundamentalists, and the Miracle of Faith.
Weekend Review 5-15-22: “You Winsome You Lose Some: Kindness, Culture, and Scripture”
Dear Listener, Once more–the Stand Firm Podcast! (We’ll be back to regularly scheduled programming next week!)
Eviction, Conviction, and Hope: A Sermon about Supreme Courts and Christian Courage
Weekend Review 5-8-22: Molech’s Last Legs? SCOTUS, Abortion, and the Sacramental Life
Once again, dear listener, everything that I wanted to say during this week’s Weekend Review we covered on the Stand Firm podcast, so here you go!
Weekend Review 6-1-22: “Eviction Notice: Lawsuits, Church Buildings, and Whether it’s All Worth It.”
Dear Listener, in light of the recent South Carolina Supreme Court ruling against some of our ACNA parishes here (including ours here at Christ Church), I thought (and hope!) that this would be an encouragement to you.
Easter 2022: Forgiveness Has Risen from the Grave
God’s Wrath and Good Friday
True Joy Among the Swift and Varied Changes of this World
Weekend Review 4-10-22: “Building New Things: Christians, Culture, and What Happens Next” (The Stand Firm Podcast)
Hello there, dear listener:), we are pausing our Adult Education for Holy Week so I’m going to post the Stand Firm podcast for this week and next; I pray that you’ll be strengthened and encouraged!
Weekend Review 4-3-22: “Three Non-Biologists: Big Lies, Little Kids, and the Truth about Womanhood” (The Stand Firm Podcast)
Weekend Review 3-27-22: In Defense of Hope, O’Woman What Art Thou, and the Meaning of our Bodies
Lent 2: The Tragedy of Sort of Believing (and how to avoid it)
Weekend Review 3-20-22: Wars and Rumors of Wars, the Limits of Consent, and the Emperor’s New Gender
Weekend Review 3-13-22: Once More (this time with feeling) The Stand Firm Podcast
Breakfast with the Rectors “Romans Recap”
Some Have Said the Dead Are Raised: 1 Corinthians 15
Weekend Review 3-6-22: “It’s Out There: Truth, Cynicism, and Preaching for Today” (The Stand Firm Podcast)
Once again, I was at a conference this weekend (the last for a while!), so here is the Stand Firm Podcast we recorded this week; enjoy!
#91: It’s Out There: Truth, Cynicism, and Preaching for Today
Weekend Review 2-13-22: Rage Against the Modest, the Origins of the ACNA, and the Limits of the Big Tent.
Weekend Review 2-6-22: A “Non-Smitey” Almighty?, David Brooks’ prescription for Revival, and the Good Evangelicals™
Luke 4: Jesus, Epiphany, Conversion, and You
Weekend Review 1-30-22: One Blood, Race and Ethnicity, and Men and Women in Christ
Weekend Review 1-23-22: Roe vs. Wade, Conversion Therapy, and and Jordan Peterson Calls it Quits
Weekend Review 1-16-22: Fur Babies?, the Non-Binary Normalcy, and How (and why) to Love Your Confused Neighbor.
The Other Reading: Cornelius, Peter, and the End of the Unclean (Acts 10)
The Other Reading: Micah, Hebrews, and the Law & Prophets
The Word Made Flesh: The Meaning of the Incarnation for You
Christmas Eve 2021
Weekend Review 12-19-21: The Incarnation, Human Dignity, and the Enduring Gender Binary.
Weekend Review 12-12-21: The Affront of Adoption, “Deconstruction,” and the Blessings of the Bible Belt.
Weekend Review 12-5-21: Abortion and the Clash of Civilization, Truly Toxic Masculinity, and Hope for the Hopeless.
Advent 1 and the Ground of Hope
Weekend Review 11-28-21: Gratitude Adjustment, the Curse and Childlessness, and Further Reasons to Invite Your Neighbor to Church.
Thanks be to God? The Question at the Heart of Thanksgiving
What is Truth? Christ the King
Weekend Review 11-21-21: The Inevitable Conflict, Post-Liberal Christendom, and the Tragedy of Godless Anglicanism.
Weekend Review 11-14-21: “Deaths of Despair,” the Devil and Travis Scott, and the Hope Set Before Us.
Jesus, the Church, and the World
Weekend Review 11-7-21: The Failure of Seminaries, Millennial Confusion, and Whose Afraid of Glenn Youngkin (and Doug Wilson)?
The Other Reading: Hebrews 7 and The Protestant Face of Anglicanism
Weekend Review 10-31-21: Reformation Sunday, Your Kids are Not Alright, and Preparing for the Pastorate
Why then the Law? Romans 5
The Justification of (Formerly) Blind Bartimaeus
Weekend Review 10-24-21: The Persistent Binary, (supposed) Texts of Terror, and The Honesty of “Radical Self-Love.”
The Cross and the Crown: A Discipleship Sermon
Weekend Review 10-17-21: The Oxford Martyrs, The Sad State of Evangelical “Elites,” and What to do about the “Young People” in Church.
The Other Reading: The Importance of the “Gender Binary” (Genesis 2)
The Impossible Made Possible: A Sermon for Sinners
Weekend Review 10-10-21: Escape from Facebook, Ministry Burnout, and Elite-Adjacent Evangelicals.
The Other Reading: Law and Gospel (James 5)
Weekend Review 10-3-21: The Battle of Ideas, Non-Religious Exemptions, and Good Reasons to Leave a Church.
Weekend Review 9-26-21: The Purpose of the Church, In Thor We Trust, and Being People of the Lie
Count it All Joy: A Sermon on James
Weekend Review 9-19-21: Outlawing God, the Abortion Divide, and True and False Bishops
The Other Reading: James 2 and Faith in Works
Weekend Review 9-5-21: What Has God Said?, Godless Chaplains Unite, and the Texas Abortion Outrage
The Other Reading: Mark 7 and the Heart of Darkness
Weekend Review 8-29-21: Atheist Chic, Crystal Courage, and the Laws of our Lives.
Ephesians 5: Sex, Marriage, and the Bible
Weekend Review 8-22-21: Theological Anthropology, Exscamgelicals, and Non-Monogamous Consensual Fornication.
Weekend Review 8-15-21: Pray Away?, Gender Bending “Marriage,” and The Benedict Option Redux
Ephesians 4: Come Ye Sinners
Weekend Review 8-8-21: Christianity OR Wokeness, #Exvangelicals = #Neo-Pagans, and the Persistent Witness of Courage.
How (and why) a Man Prays for His Wife
Ephesians 4: The Church of Blood Bought Unity
The Unfrozen Chosen: A Sermon on Predestination
Weekend Review 7-18-21: The Emperor’s New Emojis, Examining the Decline of the American Church, and a New Resource for Christian Reconciliation.
Hebrews 11 and the Power of Faith
Weekend Review 6-27-21: Baby Fears, the Infinite Plus, and Androgyny as Pagan Spirituality.
Jesus and the Redemption of Suffering
Weekend Review 6-20-21: CRT and the ACNA (the Stand Firm Podcast take 2)
Weekend Review 6-13-21: The Long Decline of Marriage, Endless Identities, and the Looming End of Religious Liberty
What’s Wrong With the World? You, Me, and Genesis 3
Weekend Review 6-6-21: Proud Out Loud, the “Stand Firm” Podcast
The Good News of God: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit
Weekend Review 5-31-21: Human (Embryo) Dignity, Running with Males, and Stay Strong Young Life
Weekend Review 5-23-21: The Satanic Sacrament, Absurd (and Irrelevant) “Churches,” and the Present Evangelical Collapse.
Weekend Review 5-16-21: Questions of Human Dignity, Pope Francis and the new German Sexual Reformation, and the problem with “Western Religious Traditions.”
Weekend Review 5-9-21: The Fundamental Distinctions, the Birth Dearth, and the “Pro Life” Prophet: Archbishop Cordileone
Weekend Review 5-2-21: the Secular Sacrament of Abortion, Drag Queen Sermon Hour, and the Samaritan’s Purse snatched by the Seattle Police.
Moses, Jesus, and the Truth Among Other Gods.
Weekend Review 4-25-21: The Myth of “Sexual Identity,” the Future of Conversion Therapy, and Confronting Racism in the Church.
Out Living, Out Loving, and Out Dying the World: a Sermon for No-Longer Doubting Thomas
Weekend Review 4-18-21: Biblical Men and Women, Critical Race Weary, and the Uncomfortable Truth about All the Frozen Embryos.
Weekend Review 4-11-21: The Next Great Awokening, Everything is Religious, and the Fear of Babies.
Maundy Thursday 2021: Do This in Remembrance of Me
Wednesday in Holy Week 2021: Judas and the Forgiveness Business
Weekend Review 3-28-21: Teach Your Children Well (or else), the End of Women, and the Progressive Power of the NCAA.
Palm Sunday 2021: Life Goes On
How to Read the Bible: Psalm 51 and You
The Glorious, Non-Mysterious, Trinity: A Sermon for St. Patrick
Weekend Review 2-21-21: Pope on a Rope, Kicking the (Co)Habitation, and the Last Adult Video Store.
But God. . . a Lenten Sermon on Ephesians
Weekend Review 3-7-21: Sheep among Wolves, #WhatIsProgressiveChristianity (hint: not Christianity), and Abortion Abolition.
Weekend Review 2-28-21: Freethinking Archery, A Churchmosqueagogue, and Nobody (except Jeff Bezos and Planned Parenthood) Expects the Secular Inquisition.
What’s Wrong with You? A sermon for Lent
Weekend Review 2-21-21: Prayer Books, Gender Dystopia, and RZIM.
The Sermon of the World and the Preacher of the Cross
Weekend Review 2-7-21: Cancelling the Transphobes, “Church” Decline, and Whose afraid of the Unwoke Dreher? (AUDIO FIXED)
Weekend Review 1-31-21: Blue Check Homes, a Progressive Pushback, and Culturally Acceptable “Catholicism”
This is Why People Come (and don’t) to Church
Law, Gospel, Galatians 3, and You
Weekend Review 1-24-21: Cancelling Sea Shanties, Roe and other SCOTUS Precedents, and the Other Worldview
The “Other Reading” (Or How to Understand the Bible): 1 Corinthians 6
The Other Reading (or, How to Understand the Bible): Acts 10
Why We Baptize
Weekend Review 1-17-21: Sea Shanties, White Supremacist Christians?, and CRT Explained.
Light in the Holiday Darkness
The Meaning of Christmas: A theological reflection on the reasons for the season
Weekend Review 12-20-20: Christian Nationalism?, FCA, and no Biden cabinet will/can ever be big enough. (audio fixed!)
Weekend Review 12-6-20: Live not By Lies in the ACNA, Hallmark and the Binary, and White Fragility revisited.
Weekend Review 11-29-20: Hyperreality, Queer Ecology, and Coney-Barrett for the win.
Why then the Law? Wk 7: Thou Shalt not Covet
Why then the Law? Wk 6: Thou Shalt Not Steal, bear False Witness
Weekend Review 11-15-20: Mask Hysteria, New Doubleplus Good Words, and Justice Alito sounds the Alarm
Weekend Review 11-8-20: Divided we Stand, Wokevangelicals Won’t Stop, and Vote by Mail.
Why then the Law? wk 5: Thou Shalt Not Commit Adultery
Weekend Review 11-1-20: Who’s afraid (and why) of Coney-Barrett?, Omni-Gender, and the Woke Inquisition.
Why then the Law? wk 4: Thou Shalt Not Murder
He Needs to Show what Love Is.
Weekend Review 10-25-20: Frenchlam, Piper Fails, and a Pope on a Rope (take 2).
Why then the Law wk 3: Honor Thy Father and Thy Mother
Why then the Law? Images, Idols, and Speaking for God.
Weekend Review 10-18-20: Love Confusion, Amy Coney-Balance, and Faithless Fornicators
The Power of His Resurrection
You’re Invited to the Wedding Feast
Weekend Review 10-11-20: Martian Masks, Court Gestures, and “What Americans Really think about Abortion”
Why then the Law week 1: The Unknown God made Known
The Pastoral Epistles (Timothy & Titus) Week 1
Weekend Review 10-4-20: ICYMI Stand(in) Firm Podcast on Ibram Kendi and Adoption as Colonialism
Liza and I were traveling this past weekend so I had this Stand Firm podcast fill in for the Weekend Review here at CC. Some of you have already listened to it, but in case you missed it, here it is!