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About johnaroop

I am a husband, father, retired teacher, lover of books and music and coffee and, as of 17 May 2015, by the grace of God and the will of his Church, an Anglican priest in the Anglican Church in North America, Anglican Diocese of the South. I serve as assisting priest at Apostles Anglican Church in Knoxville, TN.

Neglect

In the Name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit.  Amen. I have seen cars destroyed in a split second, in brake-squealing, fender-crunching collisions, and I have seen cars destroyed over time through lack of … Continue reading

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What Can the Righteous Do?

In the Name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit.  Amen. There is an old saying — at least I’ve heard it all my life — that I will have to clean up a bit … Continue reading

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Identity and Uniforms

A Homily for ADOTS Morning Prayer:  28 August 2020 (Colossians 3:12-25) In the Name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit.  Amen. You’ve seen the commercials on television, haven’t you?  An earnest looking actor in … Continue reading

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Who Would Jesus Endorse

WARNING: The following post is political — not partisan — but political nonetheless. Jesus had options, political options aplenty. Not at the “national” level: that arena was dominated by Rome and Rome’s puppets. But, all politics is local and there … Continue reading

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God Does Everything

In the Name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit.  Amen. Pelagianism lies on one end of the salvation spectrum; Universalism lies on the other end. Pelagians deny the effects of the fall on the … Continue reading

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Look To The Rock

In the Name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit.  Amen. I am no seer, but I do see things.  I am no prophet, but I do read the times through the words and visions … Continue reading

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What Is That To You

    In the Name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit.  Amen. You know about life verses, yes?  If not, Google “life verse” and this is what you’ll find: A life verse is a verse … Continue reading

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No Condemnation

     In the Name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit.  Amen. Wouldn’t some good news be welcome right about now?  A therapeutic cure for COVID-19 or a vaccine for it or the dawning … Continue reading

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Feast of the Transfiguration: Not Only With Our Lips

     Have you ever heard this old saying? Don’t let your mouth write checks that your body can’t cash. I’ve cleaned it up a bit — we are in church, after all — but you may be familiar with … Continue reading

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Good News and Bad News

 In the Name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. You know the jokes that begin, “I have good news, and I have bad news.”   A teenage boy walks into the living room and … Continue reading

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