Some Prayer Book and Authorized Version pronunciations

Concupiscence (three uses in Paul) – pronounced ‘con-cue-pa-sense’, with a slight stress on ‘cue’.  The second syllable is definitely not to be pronounced as ‘cup’ Gibbet – as in ‘the gibbet of the cross’.  The initial letter is pronounced as a soft ‘g’, as in ‘jet’, not a hard ‘g’, as in ‘get’ Jesu –…

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Trinity XII sermon

Trinity XII.  September 8, 2019.  All Saints’, Soddy Daisy, TN Saint Mark vii, verse 34 - And looking up to heaven, he sighed, and saith unto him: Ephphatha, that is, Be opened. In the Name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost.  Amen. There are several great feasts in the…

Inclusion vs. redemption (from 2005 newsletter)

In a very insightful article (‘An Unworkable Theology’; June/July FIRST THINGS), the theologian Philip Turner makes a distinction between the formal theology and the working theology of a Church.  The formal theology  is to be found in a Church’s Creeds, confessional statements, liturgical forms, and similar documents and statements.  The ‘working theology’ of a Church…

Morning & Evening Prayer in isiXhosa (South Africa, BCP 1954)

UMMISELO WOMTANDAZO WAKUSASA NOWANGOKUHLWA OMELWE KUKUTETWA USETYENZISWE IMIHLA NGEMIHLA EMNYAKENI WONKE   ISINGENISO UmFundisi uyakufunda ngezwi elivakalayo sibe sinye nangapezulu kwezizAhlukwana zeziBalo zilandelayo. Xa ate ongendawo wabuya kokungendawo kwake akwenzileyo, wenza ngokwesiko nangobulungisa, yena uyakuwusindisa umpefumlo wake.                            UHezekile 18.27. Ndiyazivuma izigqito zam, nesono sam sihleli sipambi kwam.                 InDumiso 51.3. Sitelisa ubuso bako ezonweni zam: ubucime bonke…

Holy Hologram!

Dr. Charles Stanley is a former head of the Southern Baptist Convention, the largest Protestant denomination in the United States.  Dr. Stanley has a large congregation in north Atlanta and a popular television ministry of longstanding.  While I have never attended Dr. Stanley’s church or watched his television show, my impression is that he is…