Christ Church Christian Formation (Fr. Matt)
Word World (Week XV): Soul (pt.2)

Father Matt's Word World class from 12.16.12: Word World (Week XV): Soul (pt. 2)

Direct download: Christform12.16.12.mp3
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Word World (Week XIV): Soul

Father Matt's Word World class from 12.09.12: Word World (Week XIV): Soul

Direct download: Christform12.09.12.mp3
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Word World (Week XIII): Faith/Faithfulness

Father Matt's Word World class from 12.02.12: Word World (Week XIII): Faith/Faithfulness

Direct download: Christform12.02.12.mp3
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Word World (Week XII): Holiness

Father Matt's Word World class from 11.25.12: Interlude:  John Carr shares some thoughts on the importance of holiness throughout the Old and New Testaments and beyond. 

Direct download: Christform11.25.12.mp3
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Word World (Week XI): Justice/Righteousness

Father Matt's Word World class from 11.18.12: Word World (Week X): Justice/Righteousness

Direct download: Christform11.18.12.mp3
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Word World (Week X): Faith/Faithfulness

Father Matt's Word World class from 11.11.12:  Faith/Faithfulness

Direct download: Christform11.11.12.mp3
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Word World (Week IX):  Law

Father Matt's Word World class from 11.04.12:  Law

Direct download: Christform11.04.12.mp3
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Word World (Week VIII): Face

Father Matt's Word World Class from 10.28.12:  Face

Direct download: Christform10.28.12.mp3
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 Keller on Marriage (#1): "Overview: Marriage as Ministry Power"

Used by Fr. Matt for (pre)marital counseling.

Uploaded 11-8-12.

Direct download: 1-01_1_Marriage_as_Ministry_Power.mp3
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Keller on Marriage (#2): "Overview: Marriage as Commitment"

Uploaded by Matt Boulter on 11-8-12.

Used by Fr. Matt for the purposes of (pre)marital counseling.

Direct download: 2-01_2_Overview_Marriage_as_Commitment.mp3
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Keller on Marriage (#3): "Marriage as Commitment & Priority"

This is an audio file that Fr. Matt uses for pre-marital counseling with folks.

Uploaded on 11-6-12.

Direct download: 3-01_3_Marriage_as_Commitment__Priority.mp3
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Word World (Week VII): Peace

Is peace merely the cessation of hostility, or is there a deeper, richer meaning that is at the heart of God's design for life?

Direct download: Christform10.21.12.mp3
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Word World (Week VI): House

The word of the week is house, but will we ever get to it after a stimulating discussion on how difficult it is to capture God in mere words?

Direct download: Christform10.14.12.mp3
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Word World (Week V): God

Word world continues as we look at 'god.'  Is it a proper name?  A common noun?  How has it been used histoically, and how has the world been changed by it's use?

Direct download: Christform10.07.12.mp3
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Word World (Week III): Creation & Nature

Language can be ambiguous.  This week, Fr. Matt looks at some of the similarities and differences in how 'creation,' and 'nature,' our used to better evaluate our understanding of what the Bible has to say about design, and purpose. 

Direct download: Christform9.23.12.mp3
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Word World (Week II): Creation

After a brief interlude, looking at why comparing different historical texts such as the Septuagint, the Latin Vulgate, and others is helpful when looking at words, we look at the word, 'Creation.' 

Direct download: Christform9.16.12.mp3
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Word World (Week I):  Spirit

Father Matt begins a series this week delving into 12 words that have changed the way we look at God and the world.  In this first week, we explore the word Spirit and how that has been thought about in different eras of Christian and pre-Christ Jewish tradition. 

Direct download: Christform9.09.12.mp3
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Religions of the World: Summing Up (Fr. David Luckenbach)

As our summer series comes to a close, Father David reviews some of what we have learned and shares some final thoughts.

Direct download: Christform08.19.12.mp3
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Religions of the World: Eastern Religions (Father Matt Boulter)

Father Matt takes us through the beginnings of Siddhārtha's quest for an answer to the problem of suffering.  He also begins to explore the eightfold path, Siddhārtha's proposal for a solution.

Direct download: Christform08.05.12.mp3
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Religions of the World: Interlude Question: Is Christianity Merely One of Many? (Fr. Matt Boulter)

As we look at world religions this summer, Father Matt explores our approach to thinking about religion in general.  Can we approach religion as consumers, looking for the religion that is, 'right for us?'  Is there an objective vantage point that we can evaluate religious options in a completely unbiased manner?  Is that even necessary or possible? 

Direct download: Christform07.22.12.mp3
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Report from the 2012 Episcopal Church General Convention

Father David and Trey Yarbrough give a report on the discussions and decisions of the 2012 convention and how Christ Church will operate as we move forward as a local body, and as part of the Episcopal church in America and as a part of the worldwide Anglican communion.  

Direct download: Christform07.15.12.mp3
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Religions of the World: Islam Week 4 (Deacon Stephen Stine)

As we finish this introductory series on Islam, Deacon Stine goes over the remaining pillars of the faith and helps us understand how we as Christians can begin to interact constructively in our interactions with members of this faith. 

Direct download: Christform07.08.12.mp3
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Religions of the World: Islam Week 3 (Deacon Stephen Stine)

Deacon Stine, in this session, begins taking us through the five pillars of Islam. 

Direct download: Stephen3.mp3
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Religions of the World: Islam Week 2 (Deacon Stephen Stine)

This week, Deacon Stine takes us through history from the beginnings of Islam, through the development of various sects, and into more recent times. 

Direct download: Stephen_2.mp3
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Religions of the World: Islam Week 1 (Deacon Stephen Stine)

Deacon Stine gives an overview of the historical origins of Islam and touches on the beginnings of some of the various modern sects. 

Direct download: Stephen.mp3
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Religions of the World: Judaism Week 3 (Fr. David Luckenbach)

In week 3 of our series on Judaism, Fr. David explores the development and distinctives of the different traditions, both modern and ancient of the Jewish faith. 

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Religions of the World: Judaism Week 1 (Fr. David Luckenbach)

In this class Fr. David introduced Judaism, beginning with the story of the Old Covenant Scriptures, and moving up through the Destruction of the Temple in 70 AD and beyond.

This class took place at Christ Church on May 27, 2012.

Direct download: 2012-5-27_world_religions.mp3
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Religions of the World: Judaism Week 2 (Fr. David Luckenbach)

Father David Luckenbach takes us through an overview of the key documents of Judaism. 

Direct download: Jud_2.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:42pm EST

Gender & Sex in Scripture, Church, & World: Homosexuality, Part V (May 13, 2012)

In this class we recapped the semester & tried to summarize.

Class held on Sun, May 13, 2012 at Christ Church, Tyler, Texas.

Direct download: 5-13-12.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:25am EST

Gender & Sex in Scripture, Church, & World: Homosexuality, Part IV (May 6, 2012)

In this class we did some review of the issues, and looked at one theologian's understanding of tradition and how that bears upon the issue of homosexuality in the Church.

Recorded on Sunday, May 6 at Christ Church.

Direct download: 5-6-12.mp3
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Gender & Sex in Scripture, Church, & World: Homosexuality, Part III (Apr 29, 2012)

In this class we considered the role of revision in the new covenant, particularly in light of the early Christians' revision of the old covenant's requirement of ritual of circumcision.

Recorded on Apr 29, 2012.

Direct download: 4-29-12.mp3
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What do the Scriptures have to say about "homosexuality?" This is an attempt to answer and to discuss that question.

Recorded on Sun, Apr 22, 2012.

Direct download: 4-22-12.mp3
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"Gender & Sex in Scripture, Church, & World," Part I - April 15, 2012

In this class we looked at what the Bible has to say about matters relating to homosexuality.

Direct download: sexgender_2012-4-15.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:21pm EST

Theology of Gender from 4.01.12

Learn which gender the Bible teaches as being superior.  APRIL FOOLS! 

In this session, we discuss the idea of gender:

Did God envision differences in Gender identity? 

What are those differences?

How have people altered, added to, or taken away from God's intentions for gender and gender identity?

Direct download: 95D54A30-1483-4DA4-AB91-376F06A944CD.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:52pm EST

"Gender & Sex in Scripture, Church, & World" - March 25, 2012

Continuing our discussion about patriarchy in the world of the Old Testament: how Israel (and her Torah) were both SIMILAR to and DIFFERENT from her ancient near eastern neighbors Assyria and Babylon.

Recorded on Sun, March 25, 2012.

Direct download: 6D59B0CC-6079-45B8-9F6E-6A73BC5550FA.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:08am EST

"Gender & Sex in Scripture, Church, & World" - March 11, 2012

Discussing how Israel (and her Torah) were both SIMILAR to and DIFFERENT from her ancient near eastern neighbors Assyria and Babylon.  This episode only contains the last 15 minutes of discussion. 

Recorded on Sun, March 11, 2012.

Direct download: 25928651-DA34-4650-8D77-33E128BC6DF7.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:33am EST

"Cultivating a healthy Marriage, Part I" by Tim Keller

Direct download: 1-01_Cultivating_a_Healthy_Marriage_Part_1_-_Lecture.mp3
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"Gender & Sex in Scripture, Church, & World" - March 18, 2012

Unfortunately, I only got the first 12 minutes of a really good discussion recorded. (My "media director" was out of pocket on this day!)

Nevertheless what this recording contains is a good discussion (essentially a review of the previous Sunday's class) about patriarchy in the world of the Old Testament: how Israel (and her Torah) were both SIMILAR to and DIFFERENT from her ancient near eastern neighbors Assyria and Babylon.

Recorded on Sun, March 18, 2012.

Direct download: sexgender_2012-3-18.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:17am EST

"Gender & Sex in Scripture, Church, & World" part 3 (Sun, Feb 5, 2012)

A tale of two men (and their wives).

As for Christ, so also for Adam. And their wives.

Direct download: genersex_part3.mp3
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Chris Webb (Renovare) at Clergy Conference (2011)

Chris Webb introduces the idea of spiritual discipline(s) at Diocesan Clergy Conference 2011 (Texas).

Direct download: chriswebb.mp3
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