Category Archives: Exegesis

What the Resurrection is Not

(This is Neil) I should begin by wishing any readers a very happy Easter. I haven’t been posting much as of late, and I now owe posts on both the existence of God and the sacrament of confirmation. I should … Continue reading

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St Paul as Pastor

(This is Neil.) The Oxford Jesuit Nicholas King has a short piece on “Paul as Pastor” in the July issue of The Pastoral Review. I will briefly summarize. After all, it is the Year of St Paul. Fr King begins … Continue reading

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Philippians as a Model for Preaching

(This is Neil) Since Todd has been providing excerpts from and commentary on Fulfilled in Your Hearing, I thought that I’d contribute a short post on preaching. And, since it is the Year of St Paul, and Philippians 2 makes … Continue reading

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The Enigma of St Paul

(This is Neil) I’d like to do two things with this overdue post. First, I want to note the passing of Henry Chadwick, the great Anglican historian and member of the Anglican Catholic International Commission. Please read Rowan Williams’ tribute, … Continue reading

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Christians, Jews, and Psalm 1

(This is Neil.) As you may have noticed, I haven’t been posting all that much, in part because it is Lent. But I’d like to begin looking at the Psalms. Here, drawing on a recent article by the Anglican theologian … Continue reading

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Wedding Lectionary: 1 Corinthians 12-13

(This is Neil.) This post is my belated contribution to Todd’s series on the texts usually chosen for wedding readings. It will offer some brief exegesis on the famous discourse on love in 1 Corinthians 12:31-13:8, a very common second … Continue reading

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St. Paul in Prison

(This is Neil.) Several days ago, Todd asked for suggestions regarding an upcoming parish presentation on St Paul. In response, the Concord Pastor mentioned that, when he remembers that Paul occasionally wrote from prison, it “never fails to add depth … Continue reading

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