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Twentieth Sunday in Ordinary Time

The main conclusion from our class this morning, in considering Acts 9:10-19, was that Ananias was a significant influence on Saul [Paul], through his embodiment of the characteristics that any of us ought to strive to embody as Christians: trust … Continue reading

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Questions for Reflection and Discussion (Acts 9 10-19)

Here are some questions related to Acts 9:10-19, the Uniform Series text for Sunday, August 20, that we might try to discuss in class: The reading opens with the Lord appearing to Ananias in a vision, and announces that Saul … Continue reading

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Christian Doctrine (16)

Here are my summary notes on Chapter 16 of Christian Doctrine1, “Are You a Christian? The Doctrine of Justification”: Guthrie introduces the topic with possible answers to someone’s question “Are you a Christian?” What do you say? That you go … Continue reading

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Exegetical Exercise (Acts 9 10-19)

The Uniform Series passage for Sunday, August 20 is Acts 9:10-19, the last part of the episode of Paul (Saul’s) dramatic conversion experience (or, “conversion” experience, if we follow the new scholarship on Paul, which I do, that holds that … Continue reading

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Nineteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

[A sermon on Acts 8:26-40, the Uniform Series text for Sunday, August 13, 2017.] What in the world are we supposed to make of this story? This peculiar story about a meeting, as it turns out, an appointment, arranged by … Continue reading

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Questions for Reflection and Discussion (Acts 8 26-40)

Here are some questions over the Uniform Series text, Acts 8:26-40, that we could consider in class this Sunday: How, or what, does the setting of the story – a desert road going from Jerusalem to Gaza – contribute to … Continue reading

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Christian Doctrine (15)

Summary notes on Christian Doctrine1 Chapter 15, “What’s New? The Doctrine of the Holy Spirit”: Moving on to the next paragraph in the Apostles’ Creed, “I believe in the Holy Spirit.” The identity of the Holy Spirit is one issue. … Continue reading

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