Does Anyone Know Where Amanda Is?

The images are stark and scary, like something from an apocalyptic movie.  Devastation. Hurricane Michael has cost so many people so much: the loss of human life, material property, businesses, family homes, rentals, and even entire communities.  We must surely pray for them.

But we can do more than prayer. We can help them recover.  Through the ministry of the Anglican Church in […]

By |2019-01-10T16:50:38-06:00October 13th, 2018|Categories: Miscellaneous|Tags: , , , , , |1 Comment

Ash Wednesday: Are You Really Only Dust in the Wind?

On Ash Wednesday, clergy around the world will draw a cross-shaped smudge of dark black ashes on the foreheads of millions of people. It is the ancient rite of The Imposition of Ashes which signals the start of Lent. The words that accompany the ‘imposition’ on Ash Wednesday are simple, sober, and true.  Over the years I have said them to […]

A Certain Trumpet from Canterbury

The Primates of the Anglican Communion have given us a great gift in their Communique from Canterbury. Coming at the end of a long week of tense meetings, the document is a clear and certain trumpet; a strong message to entire Anglican Communion…even the whole Christian world. It reads as though it is the product of an intense battle that was […]

By |2019-01-10T16:57:10-06:00January 15th, 2016|Categories: Anglicanism|Tags: , , , , |10 Comments

Why We Should Care about Canterbury

Note: Anglican Pastor covers issues facing pastors, laity, churches, leaders from an Anglican perspective.  Occasionally, something happens in a larger Anglican context that deserves mention.  The gathering of Primates in Canterbury next week is one such occasion. These are my own thoughts and perspectives as I think about these issues and pray for our leaders. -DHR

In only a matter of […]

By |2019-01-10T16:57:13-06:00January 8th, 2016|Categories: Anglicanism|Tags: , , , |2 Comments

How Independence Day Helped Form the Anglican Communion

Patriotism, loyalty to the crown, and Church/State relationships were huge issues for Anglicans during the American Revolution. As you can imagine, many Anglican priests were torn between their oath of loyalty to the King and Bishop, and their sense of pastoral care for their American congregations. The King and the Bishop demanded their loyalty to the British government, but their […]

By |2022-03-21T11:45:38-05:00July 3rd, 2015|Categories: Anglicanism|Tags: , |0 Comments
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