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03 Feb 2016

Ministry in Samaria: Peacemaking at Truro Church

By |2017-11-15T12:08:01-04:00Feb 3, 2016|

Excerpted from: Tory Baucum, Ashley Null, and Tom Wright. Andrew Atherstone and Andrew Goddard, eds. Good Disagreement?: Grace and Truth in a Divided Church, (Lion Hudson, 2016), p. 171–193 Download PDF Truro Anglican Church is a large charismatic congregation in Fairfax, Virginia, near Washington, DC. In 2006 it [...]

21 Dec 2015

Advent 4: Servant Evangelism

By |2017-11-15T12:08:50-04:00Dec 21, 2015|Our Community, The Amore Blog|

“Have this mind among yourselves, which is yours in Christ Jesus, who, though he was in the form of God, did not count equality with God a thing to be grasped, but emptied himself, by taking the form of a servant,being born in the likeness of men.” Phil. 2:5-7 Each year at Christmas [...]

06 Dec 2015

Advent 2: Come and See

By |2017-11-15T12:08:50-04:00Dec 6, 2015|Our Community, The Amore Blog|

This is part 2 of a weekly Advent devotional based on Don Everts' book, "I Once Was Lost." Philip found Nathanael and said to him, “We have found him of whom Moses in the Law and also the prophets wrote, Jesus of Nazareth, the son of Joseph.” Nathanael said to [...]

29 Jan 2014

John’s Gospel – Introduction

By |2017-11-15T12:08:58-04:00Jan 29, 2014|Bible, News, Rector's Forum|

John's Gospel is the most contemplative of the four canonical gospels. John is writing a theological meditation on the significance of Jesus' life, death and resurrection for the life of the world. His writing is both simple and profound.  The gospel narrator divides the story of Jesus into two books.  [...]

01 Nov 2013

A Marriage Homily

By |2017-11-15T12:08:58-04:00Nov 1, 2013|Family Ministries, Marriage|

This weekend I have the privilege of being the celebrant at the wedding of two friends. Over the past two years I was able to watch this seed of romance form and grow. It was fun to be a spectator and to see how God was moving and working through [...]

17 Dec 2012

Simeon, Fear, and Sandy Hook

By |2013-08-10T11:21:01-04:00Dec 17, 2012|Family Ministries|

A musician named Allen Levi has a song called Simeon’s Dying Day. It is a wonderful and original Christmas song. Singing about the anticipation that Simeon must have felt about seeing the Messiah, Allen wonders what Simeon was feeling when he finally laid eyes on the Christ child.  Surely he was filled with joy, but could that joy have been mixed with sadness? After all, now that he had seen the Messiah, his dying day was here.Could Simeon have been fearful of the death that was now so close at hand?