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Resurrection is What God’s Love Looks Like in Public

A Sermon preached on The Sunday of the Resurrection: Easter Sunday at The Anglican Church of St. Thomas the Apostle, Kefalas, Crete, Greece The Diocese in Europe|The Church of England April 21, 2019, 11:00 am. Scriptural Readings: Isaiah 65.17-25, Psalm … Continue reading

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Christian Fascism in the USA: Chris Hedges and Authentic Christianity

The good does draw to the good. – Chris Hedges Chris Hedges is an award-winning American journalist who this past January gave the John Albert Hall lecture at the University of Victoria, in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada. The organizers underestimated … Continue reading

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The Epiphany (Yesterday’s Sermon)

A Sermon preached at the Anglican Church of St. Thomas, Kefalas, Crete, Greece 11:00 am January 6, 2018 So, have you taken down the Christmas tree? Have you got all your Christmas decorations put away? The tradition is, of course, … Continue reading

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Brodsky’s Epiphany: “Nativity Poem” (1989)

  Nativity Poem Joseph Brodsky (1940-1996) I’ve posted this before, but its worth repeating. Joseph Brodsky said about himself, “I’m Jewish; a Russian poet, an English essayist – and, of course, an American citizen.” Although born into a Jewish family, … Continue reading

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The Future of Orthodoxy in Greece: An Outsider’s Observations

It is not by accident that I like living in Greece, A big part of it is I have an appreciation for the Eastern Orthodox Church. I own two true icons (“written” i.e. painted directly on wood, and not just … Continue reading

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Gender Fluidity in the Bible

What Happens When Queer Theory is Applied to Scripture? A talk given on March 21, 2018 at the Anglican Parish of St. George the Martyr, Cadboro Bay, in the Municipal District of Saanich, a suburb within Greater Victoria, BC, as … Continue reading

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Resurrection is Justice

A sermon preached at the Parish of St. Dunstan, Gordon Head on Easter Sunday 2018. Gordon Head  is a neighbourhood located in the District of Saanich, which part of the Greater Victoria Region on Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada. Alleluia! … Continue reading

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Theologies of Mission and the Indian Residential Schools (Introduction)

The following is the introduction to the Second Part of my dissertation Unsettling Theology. What were the theologies of mission which informed the operations of the Indian Residential Schools? This is a simple question which does not yet have a … Continue reading

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St. Patrick, Missionary Bishop to Ireland

[This blog posting is heavily in debt to Thomas O’Loughlin’s Discovering Saint Patrick (New York NY/MahwahNJ: Paulist Press, 2005). If you are serious about Patrick you’ll read this book] There are few historical figure burdened with more legends, myths, and … Continue reading

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Day Ten of an Advent Calendar: Santa Claus is a Klingon?

December 6, 2016     Tuesday after the Second Sunday of Advent (Feast of St. Nicholas) Isaiah 5.13–17, 24–25 1 Thessalonians 5.12–28 Luke 21.29–38 The text of the readings follows after the comments. Today is the Feast of St. Nicholas, who was … Continue reading

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