Here on this blog I’ve provided some lists of good commentaries, journals, and reference works. But how do you find these and other good sources? In particular, how do you go beyond the listed volumes to find other relevant books and journal articles? There are three basic tools to use. (Note that these tips focus… Read More How to Find Books and Articles for Your Essay
I recently stumbled across a very useful site for students working on the Gospels or on the Jesus tradition. The Five Gospels Parallels, by John W. Marshall at the University of Toronto, presents the gospel texts (in English) in parallel vertical columns. The text is divided into pericopes, and for each one Marshall provides links… Read More Online Synopsis of Gospel Parallels
I gave this sermon at St. Paul’s-on-the-Hill Anglican church in Pickering, Ontario on October 2, 2016. I hope some of you find it useful. The text for my sermon (from the week’s lectionary) was Luke 17:5-10: 5 The apostles said to the Lord, “Increase our faith!” 6 The Lord replied, “If you had… Read More My Sermon on the Parable of the Duty-bound Slave
Here is my sermon from this past Sunday, based on Acts 16:9-15.
This was a sermon delivered at St. Paul’s-on-the-Hill Anglican church in Pickering, Ontario, Sunday March 13th.
I’ve been thinking lately about the debates in Christian circles (especially in the US) about “socialism.” By “socialism” I mean the basic idea that some justice can be preserved in a community if our government redistributes wealth — takes money or property from the wealthy and gives it to the poor. This socialist model has been… Read More Is Socialism Un-Christian?
Here’s my sermon preached at St. Paul’s-on-the-Hill Anglican Church on Sunday, Feb. 14th. Yes, I drew the short straw and preached on Valentines Day! Enjoy.