Finding a Fuller Table in Anglicanism

“A meal tastes best when you’re hungry.” 

It’s such an obvious truth, and one that my parish priest has been fond of repeating during the season of Lent. It explains why Anglicans traditionally fast in the days leading up to Easter. And it also, I think, captures a lot about my recent journey into Anglican […]

By |2021-04-06T09:35:36-05:00April 6th, 2021|Categories: Anglicanism|Tags: |7 Comments

How Anglicanism Saved Me from “Following My Heart”

Hello, my name is Ethan, and I am a recovering expressive individualist.

You are familiar with “expressive individualism,” even if the term isn’t familiar. I’ll define and describe it below, but phrases like “be authentic” or “follow your heart” capture the idea to a tee.

I became an Anglican to “be authentic” […]

By |2020-12-23T16:07:53-06:00December 28th, 2020|Categories: Opinion|Tags: , |3 Comments

My Anglican Journey: A Sunday Service that Directs Me to Christ

“Is this it?”

The thought snuck into my head every Sunday. Despite the faithful preaching, there was something missing from the standard order of three songs, a prayer, announcements, sermon, final song, lunch at Chipotle.

It wasn’t that I was looking for more components that suited my preferences. I wanted to come to church and worship God, not to be a consumer […]

By |2020-05-18T10:22:19-05:00May 19th, 2020|Categories: Anglicanism|Tags: |3 Comments

Living in Liturgy: My Anglican Journey

We first enter through the bright red doors of an Anglican church, a preteen and two teenagers in tow. Questions permeate my thoughts, how will our children endure this shift, especially at this stage of their spiritual development? Is this even the right choice for our family?

We have all grown up within the church; however, never exposed to liturgical worship. […]

By |2020-01-29T11:08:33-06:00January 30th, 2020|Categories: Liturgy & Worship, Miscellaneous|Tags: |9 Comments