Monthly Archives: August 2012

Why historical Jesus research matters

An extract from an essay I have just completed for a forthcoming collection edited my colleague, J. Harold Ellens: I am seriously interested in what Jesus may have done about certain issues we face as humans. I doubt that we … Continue reading

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Pentecost 14B (02 September 2012)

Contents 1 Lectionary 2 Introduction 3 First Reading: Song of Solomon 4 Second Reading: Christian wisdom 5 Gospel: Jesus and the purity codes 6 Jesus Database 7 Liturgies and Prayers 7.1 Music Suggestions Lectionary Song of Solomon 2:8-13 and Psalm … Continue reading

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Taking the Bible seriously, but not literally

[A sermon preached at St John’s Anglican Cathedral, Brisbane at Evensong, on Sunday, 26 August 2012.] Anglicans have a long history of taking the Bible very seriously while avoiding the folly of taking it literally. In the Articles of Religion, … Continue reading

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Pentecost 13B (26 August 2012)

Contents 1 Lectionary 2 Introduction 3 First Reading: Solomon dedicates the Temple 4 Second Reading: Engaged in a Cosmic Conflict 5 Gospel: Divisions over Jesus 6 Jesus Database 7 Liturgies and Prayers 7.1 Music Suggestions Lectionary I Kings 8:(1,6,10-11),22-30,41-43 & … Continue reading

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Pentecost 12B (19 August 2012)

Contents 1 Introduction 2 First Reading: Solomon succeeds David 3 Second Reading: Drink the wine that God provides 4 Gospel: Eat my flesh, drink my blood 5 Jesus Database 6 Liturgies and Prayers 6.1 Music Suggestions Introduction It may be … Continue reading

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Pentecost 11B (12 August 2012)

Contents 1 Lectionary 2 First Reading: The death of Absalom 3 Second Reading: Holy living 4 Gospel: Glimpses of a tradition developing over time 5 Jesus Database 6 Liturgies and Prayers 6.1 Music Suggestions Lectionary 2 Samuel 18:5-9,15,31-33 & Psalm … Continue reading

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