Pastor Stephen Finlan 

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Contact? Write sfinlan@bu.edu              Bi-Weekly Quotation:
7-3-11 sermon: Revealed to Infants
7-10-11 sermon: The Hosea Principle
7-17-11 sermon: Children of God
Dec. Messenger: Meet With Me
12-24-11: Peace on Earth
Jan. 2012 Messenger: Wisdom
Mar. Messenger: Wrestling with Proverbs
April Messenger: Changed Households
4-1 Palm Sunday: The Peace King
Holocaust Sunday: God Is Light
May Messneger: Revelation
Nov Mssngr: What Is a Leader?
Jan 2013 Mssngr: A Change of Epochs
1-6-13: The Magi
Feb Mssngr: Kindness
Mar Mssngr: Affliction
April Mssngr: He Is Risen!
May Mssngr: It's All Too Much!
Aug Mssngr: Healing Shame
Sep Mssngr: Paid or Forgiven?

As it falleth to the affection for to love, so it falleth to the reason for to know. Of affection springeth ordained and measured feelings; and of reason springeth right knowings. . . .

What [the reason] may not see yet clearly by [spiritual] knowing, it thinketh by imagination. . . . kindling our desire . . . . for [spiritual] things.”

                Richard of St. Victor, a work called “Benjamin,” in the English volume The Cell of Self-Knowledge

 

 

 

 

Partial Index - Dates when preached these texts (read left to right). Romans is new:
Psalms
5 > 6-16-13                        20:4 > Jul'12 Mssgr
23 > 4-29-12, 4-21-13       24:3-5 > 3-4-12  
34:18 > 10-27-13               37:4 > 5-11-14
37:11 > 2-2-14                   40:8 > 5-11-14
42:7 > 3-16-14                   50:12-14 > 8-11-13            
51:10-17 > 3-25-12, 5-27-12, 10-27-13, 3-9-14
82 > 7-14-13                     104:30 > 6-2-13
111 > 8-19-12                   118:25-26 > 4-13-14
130 > 8-12-12
138:8 > 6-10-12, Jul'12 Mssgr
146 > 6-9-13                     147:3 > 10-27-13
Isaiah
2:1-4 > 12-8-13                    
3:14-15 > 11-11-12
5:1-12 > 10-2-11, 2-2-14      5:8 > 11-11-12       
7:14 > 12-18-11, 12-22-13    
9:6 > 12-24-12, 1-6-13, 12-8-13
ch 11 > 1-15 & 5-27 & 12-24-12, 12-8-13, 4-13-14
28:16 > 8-7-11            32:15 > May'13 Mssgr; 12-8-13
35:5 > 12-11-11, 1-27-13, 12-15-13
49:15 > 9-29-13              53:3 > 4-22-12
55:10-11 > 11-27-11       56:7 > 4-1-12, 8-5-12
59:6, 8 > 4-22-12
ch 61 > 12-11-11, 6-24-12, 1-27-13
62:10-12 > 4-13-14          63:11 > 5-27-12
65:25 > 7-17-11               66:13 > 5-12-13
Matthew
1:18-25 > 12-22-13          2:1-12 > 1-6-13
3:13-17 1-12-14               4:12-23 > 1-26-14
5:1-12 > 11-6-11, 2-2-14  
5:5 > 2-2-14, 3-9-14         5:6 > 7-3-11, 3-2-14
5:8 > 11-17, 12-22-13       5:21-30 > 2-16-14  
5:44 > 9-30-12, 11-3-13 [really on Luke 6:35], 2-23-14
5:48 > 7-14-13, 2-23-14
6:10 > 6-16-13, 7-28-13    6:23 > 6-16-13
6:33 > 8-4-13, 3-2-14        7:7 > 11-17-13, 4-13-14
7:16 > 8-18-13                   9:13 > 8-11-13
9:22 > 1-27-13, 4-28-13, 10-13-13
10:8 > Mar 2014 Mssngr
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0:16 > 9-25-11, 5-27-12, 9-8-13, Sept 2012 Mssngr
10:40-42 > 6-29-14         11:2-11 > 12-16-12, 12-15-13
11:16-30 > 7-3-11         12:7 > 7-10 & 7-31-11, 8-11-13
12:50 > 6-10-12, 8-26-12, =Mk 3:35: 6-16-13, 3-23-14
13:31-33, 44-6 > 7-28-11     13:51-52 > 7-28-11
13:55 > 12-22-13                  13:57 > 3-4-12, 11-25-12
15:21-28 > 8-14-11              16:21-28 > 8-28-11
18:10 > 10-28-11                  18:15-20 > 9-4-11
18:21-25 > 9-11-11               20:1-16 > 9-18-11
21:23-32 > 9-25-11, 2-6-14       21:33-46 > 10-2-11
22:34-46 > 10-23-11           22:75 > 10-6-13
Romans 
2:15 > 3-2-14                     4:9-11 > 3-16-14
6:23 > 2-26-12, 9-30-12     8:14-25 > 7-17-11, 2-17-13
8:29 > 7-14-13                    9:5 > 12-22-13
10:4-14 > 8-7-11, 2-17-13, 6-23-13       
12:2 > 8-14-11, 6-17-12, 7-21-13

12:9-12 > 8-28-11                13:10 > 9-4-11 

16:7 > 12-23-12, 6-23-13, 4-20-14

Dec Mssngr: Love Changes Us
Feb Mssngr: Self Respect
Mar Mssngr: Can't Box It Up
Apr. Mssngr: Joy in Lent?
4-13, Palm Sunday: Say to Daughter Zion
4-20, Easter: The First Witness
4-27, Holocaust Sun.: Kept in Heaven
Link to Pastor Steve's books on Amazon                        Best Bible Links
Excerpts from Steve's books and articles                         Bible Gateway (Searchable)
from Options on Atonement in Christian Thought         Ethereal Library (Church fathers,
from "Deification in Jesus' Teaching"                           language studies, commentaries)
from The Family Metaphor in Jesus' Teaching               Extrabiblical Writing(Dead Sea Scrolls
                                                                                                                   Pseudepigrapha, Gospels, Apocalypses)
Links to Steve's publishers:
Link to Steve's books at Liturgical Press                        Early Christian Writings (books etc.)
Link to Wipf & Stock, then search for "Finlan"
Link to contents in Blackwell Companion to Jesus
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