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Jonathan Turtle

The Rev. Jonathan Turtle is a Canadian adapting to life in Florida with his wife and four children where he gratefully serves as pastor to the faithful of Emmanuel Episcopal Church (Orlando) and beyond.

Parables, Power, and Perseverance

Mark 4:1-6:29 By Jonathan Turtle In chapters four through six of Mark’s Gospel, the reader is introduced to the purpose of Christ’s parables, the nature of...

Confronted by the Word

It is undoubtedly the case that exposure to the Bible — hearing it, reading it, praying it, meditating upon it — is central to...

The Sixth Commandment: Thou Shalt not Murder

Part of a series on the Ten Commandments. By Jonathan Turtle At face value the prohibition against murder is perhaps the easiest one to keep. As a...

Reflections on Praying from Home

By Jonathan Turtle It’s Sunday morning and I am on holiday. My family (wife plus four children aged 9, 7, 4, and 2) and I...

Wholly to this One Thing

By Jonathan Turtle Christian priests and ministers of the gospel are called with precision and urgency to a single burning passion. Yes, particular individuals may...

The Genesis of the World by the Word

John begins his Gospel with a recapitulation of the creation account in Genesis.

How to Save a Dying Church

If you’re a Christian in the West chances are your church is in decline. And if you are a mainline Christian in the West well, you had a good run.

Love, but Not Like That

If we want to understand what Christian love is, we must begin not by talking about ourselves but by talking about the God who loves and whose love looks like Jesus Christ and him crucified for the remission of our sins.

Fruits Worthy of Repentance

Conservative Anglicans in Canada now find themselves in a church in which they are the minority with respect to marriage and human sexuality. Nevertheless, the gospel does not permit us to give up hope or to grow weary in doing good.

A Chance for Young Anglicans to Clear the Air

How should young Anglicans respond to the battles they have inherited?