Martyred for the Gospel

Martyred for the Gospel
The burning of Tharchbishop of Cant. D. Tho. Cranmer in the town dich at Oxford, with his hand first thrust into the fyre, wherwith he subscribed before. [Click on the picture to see Cranmer's last words.]

Collect of the Day

The First Sunday in Lent.

The Collect

O LORD, who for our sake didst fast forty days and forty nights; Give us grace to use such abstinence, that, our flesh being subdued to the Spirit, we may ever obey thy godly motions in righteousness, and true holiness, to thy honour and glory, who livest and reignest with the Father and the Holy Ghost, one God, world without end. Amen.

Daily Bible Verse

Thursday, September 01, 2005

At my ordination as a deacon with the Reformed Episcopal Church, 2003. Posted by Picasa

I've served with several churches, all of them bi-vocational positions or non-paying positions. The last ministry position I held was as a deacon with a Reformed Episcopal parish, which was non-paying.

After a year of ministry there, the pastor and I had a falling out over the issue of theonomy. My heart is with the poor and the oppressed and it was my perception that the pastor and his church were insensitive to the issues confronting the poor and the dispossessed. From my point of view, theonomy has a lack of compassion and emphasizes legalism and severity in dealing with the poor. Need I say more?


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