Lee on the Lectionary: Proper 25 (Year C)
Posted by Lee Gatiss, 19 Oct 2016
Lee Gatiss expounds the Lectionary readings for Proper 25 (Year C), which are Joel 2:23-32, 2 Timothy 4:6-18, and Luke 18:9-14.
The common thread in our readings this week is the theme of recompense or reward.
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Ministry Monday: Please say ‘you’!
Posted by Tom Woolford, 17 Oct 2016
Tom Woolford pleads for retaining the 'you' in the absolution, instead of making the common low-church evangelical change to 'us.'
In my earlier years as an evangelical, I would rankle when I heard the absolution delivered with the ‘you.’ ‘Priestcraft!’ my mind would shout. ‘Say us!’ These days I long to hear ‘you.’ By changing ‘you’ to ‘us’ in the absolution, we have I believe, short-changed the gospel.
Word on Wednesday: Rod Thomas on Matthew 28
Posted by Sophia Akouo , 12 Oct 2016
At the recent JAEC conference, Bishop Rod Thomas spoke about our mission to the world from Matthew 28.
Rod Thomas is the Bishop of Maidstone, and at the beginning of this talk from the recent Junior Anglican Evangelical Conference he spoke about his ministry as a bishop in the Church of England (which is fascinating in and of itself). But he also spoke from Matthew 28 about the importance of evangelism, and the encouragements of evangelism. We are to go out into the world and make disciples, but what are the challenges of doing that in today’s world?
This is a healthy reminder about the nature of our great commission. Well worth 40 minutes of your time.