Motives for Conversion from Islam to Christianity

What do people say when they are asked about their motives for converting from Islam to Christianity? In this lecture I draw on existing research plus my own field experience among Christians from a Muslim background to provide an answer. This is the third of the four Copenhagen lectures. (See also  Lecture 1, Lecture 2, and Lecture 4)

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“El que tiene, se le dará”: sermón sobre la parábola de las minas (Lucas 19:11–28)

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Madrid

Como unos de los pastores de la Catedral Anglicana del Redentor en Madrid uno de mis deberes es predicar. Este sermón fue predicado el 29 do Octubre de 2017.

Haga click aquí para escuchas el sermón en el blog de la catedral.

The Quest for Truth: A Sermon on John 9

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Saint Andrew’s Episcopal Church in Port Isabel, Texas

I don’t often post sermons here, as I don’t preach sermons very often. But this morning I had the pleasure of preaching at St Andrew’s in the beautiful little city of Port Isabel.

Thought I would share the sermon, and here it is.

This sermon is for the Fourth Sunday of Lent (year cycle A), and the passages are 1 Samuel 16:1–13 and John 9:1–41. Those are the passages for Samuel finding and anointing David and Jesus healing the man born blind.

Early Church 6: What would Jesus Do? Become a monk: the rise of monasticism

This is the last of six lectures I gave at Christ Church in San Antonio in Sep/Oct of 2016.

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Me at Christ Church, San Antonio

In this lecture I talk about how the church handled the transition from being a persecuted church of the martyrs to being a church with imperial permission and then imperial favor.

We explore how church leaders dealt with a large influx of converts whose motives were not always entirely sincere, and the initiative of St Antony of the Desert who asked, what would Jesus do? And then, he did it, imitating Jesus of Nazareth in poverty, chastity, and obedience.

Lecture 8, The God Class: Habakkuk, Justice and Faith

In our last full lecture from the Hebrew Scriptures we read through the prophetic book of Habakkuk and listen in on the prophet’s Q&A with God.

Lecture 8, The God Class: Habakkuk, Justice and Faith

St Mary’s University, February 2014.