Felicity’s Baptism Felicity Elizabeth was baptized this morning into the Christian faith. We are so thankful for God’s continued kindness to us as a family. Please rejoice with us. Below is the basic outline of the baptismal service. Celebrant: Blessed be God: Father, Son and Holy Spirit!All: And blessed be his kingdom, now and forever….

St. Bartholomew and His Day Bartholomew is listed in the synoptic gospels as one of the Twelve, likewise in the list given in the book of Acts. Apart from these references we know nothing else for certain about this man. Some have conjectured that he is the same as Nathaniel (John 1:45-51; 21:2), and early…

Authority is Loyalty In Mark 9, John points out to Jesus that they (the disciples) had seen someone casting out demons in Jesus’ name, but because they were not followers of the disciples, they were forbidden to continue the practice. And Jesus responds: “Do not forbid him, for no one who works a miracle in…

Yes I’m Doting As evidenced here, Felicity is busy proving the quality of her mother’s milk. Apart from the usual laying around with the utmost sweetness, Felicity is also becoming quite adept at cooing and in the evenings, she practices her ninja moves.

Holy Trinity Weekly This Sunday will be the Twelfth Lord’s Day after Pentecost. The Christian Almanac records that in mid August of 1301 Dante Alighieri fell out of favor with the rulers of his home town of Florence, Italy. Eventually being banished from home, he took up an exilic residence in Venice. And it was…

Orthodoxy, G.K. Chesterton Study Chapter 1: Introduction: In Defense of Everything Else 1. What kind of apologetic does Chesterton intend to employ? Chesterton opens telling us that he wants to defend Christianity as the one fitting/satisfying answer to the innate human need to live in the world as familiar and unfamiliar, completely at home and…

Eucharistic Meditation “Now the disciples had forgotten to take bread, and they did not have more than one loaf with them in the boat. Then He charged them, saying, “Take heed, beware of the leaven of the Pharisees and the leaven of Herod.”” (Mk. 8:14-15) Jesus’ exhortation here implies that His disciples are bread. They…

Mark 8-9:1: Seeing the Kingdom Halfway IntroductionThis chapter is in some ways a turning point in Mark’s gospel. Up to this chapter all of Jesus’ actions have been secretive and rather enigmatic. Here is the first glimpse of an open proclamation of who/what Jesus is. But it is apparently not quite what people were expecting….

Exhortation Patience is a fruit of the Spirit. This means that as the Holy Spirit of Christ dwells in you richly, you will grow and evidence more and more patience as the years go by. We are a pampered and spoiled people. We have fast food, cell phones, microwaves, high speed internet, automobiles, e-mail; we…

A Couple Links Martin Luther has apparently been resuscitated and now has a blog. A self proclaimed movie critic, this guy is a hoot. Scroll down and look at his post from August 9th titled “World Trade Center and Other Pressing Matters.” He also has a post somewhere in there with some thoughts and comments…