Want to Learn More about Christianity and Anglicanism? Read the ACNA’s New Catechism

As an update to the 2014 “Working Edition,” The Anglican Church in North America (ACNA) has released the “Approved Edition” of its catechism: To Be a Christian: An Anglican Catechism (Crossway, 2020). (You can download a free and easy-to-navigate PDF of the catechism by clicking here.) In case you’re unfamiliar with the term, a “catechism” is “a text used for [...]

By |2020-02-10T13:04:57-06:00February 10th, 2020|Categories: Anglicanism|Tags: , |7 Comments

Here’s a Bookmarked, Easy-to-Navigate PDF of the ACNA’s New Catechism

As the Anglican Church in North America just recently announced, the PDF of the new "Approved" edition of the Catechism is now available. Crossway will be publishing this edition of To Be a Christian: An Anglican Catechism in early 2020. You can pre-order a copy on Amazon here (affiliate link). I've added bookmarks to the ACNA's PDF. This makes the [...]

By |2019-12-10T11:52:09-06:00December 10th, 2019|Categories: Theology|Tags: |0 Comments

Logos Academic: Bible Software That’s Not Just for Academics! (Review)

Logos Bible Software is an affiliate partner of Anglican Compass. I regularly recommend their software and resources because I think that they’re incredibly beneficial to anyone who wants to learn more about the Bible and Christian theology. If you take a look at Logos’ offerings, you’ll notice that, in addition to selling thousands of books individually, Logos has these things called “Base [...]

By |2021-06-22T10:39:38-05:00June 22nd, 2021|Categories: Miscellaneous|Tags: , |1 Comment

Do Anglicans even *care* about the Bible? 📖

Let’s be honest: When you think of a “Bible church,” you probably don’t think of an Anglican church. Nevertheless, Holy Scripture has played a very important role in the Anglican tradition. Let’s take a look at what some of the foundational documents of Anglicanism have to say about the Bible! By the way, these Anglican “formularies” are: The Book of [...]

By |2021-06-18T05:01:54-05:00June 18th, 2021|Categories: The Curate|Tags: , |0 Comments

Are You a Proficient Christian?

Christianity is a way of life with its own practices, rhythms, and habits! Along these lines, I’d like to share with you a book by Martin Thornton called Christian Proficiency. (I picked up a used copy on abebooks.com, but it’s also published by Wipf & Stock.) This book is a fantastic overview of the basics of a Christian way of [...]

By |2021-06-18T05:52:56-05:00May 19th, 2021|Categories: The Curate|Tags: |0 Comments

Logos 9: A Bible Software Review

If you regularly study the Bible—whether for preaching, teaching, or discipleship—you should take a look at Logos Bible Software. It’s a substantial financial investment, to be sure. But it’s a great way to upgrade your biblical and theological studies! (Logos is an affiliate partner of Anglican Compass, and from now until June 15, you can get 15% off any Logos [...]

By |2021-05-06T15:52:40-05:00May 6th, 2021|Categories: Miscellaneous|Tags: , |0 Comments

Let’s talk about Baptism! 👶💧⛪️

Last week in The Curate, we took a look at what Anglicans have to say about the meaning and number of “sacrament/s” in general. This week, let’s take a closer look at what Anglicans believe about the first of the two “sacraments of the Gospel,” Baptism! Article 27: Of Baptism Article 27 of the 39 Articles of Religion states: Baptism [...]

By |2021-06-18T05:09:27-05:00March 22nd, 2021|Categories: The Curate|Tags: , |2 Comments

What even IS a sacrament, anyway? 🛁🍞🍷

The Curate, March 15, 2021. (Want to receive future issues of The Curate newsletter? Subscribe here!) One of the terrible ironies of church history is that the sacraments, which are supposed to both enable and embody our unity as Christians, have often been the source of intense division. But, as one of my seminary profs (a Lutheran) reminded us, the [...]

By |2021-03-17T07:09:27-05:00March 17th, 2021|Categories: Sacraments, The Curate|0 Comments

How to Become Anglican and Join an Anglican Church

Whether you are a new believer or a long-time follower of Jesus Christ, maybe you’ve found a church in the Anglican tradition that you’d like to join. How do you do that? What does it look like for you to become Anglican? In this article, I hope to clarify what church membership is, how it is practiced in the Anglican [...]

By |2021-03-15T06:44:35-05:00March 15th, 2021|Categories: Miscellaneous|5 Comments

How to Make Disciples at Home: Use the Creeds!

In giving the Great Commission, Jesus does not call us to make converts, nor does he call us to make professional theologians. He calls us to make disciples. Then He plainly tells us the “Who” – all nations – and the “How” – baptize and instruct in the teachings of Christ. This is both a manageable and weighty calling. Basic [...]

By |2021-03-14T17:35:14-05:00March 14th, 2021|Categories: Miscellaneous|Tags: , , , |1 Comment

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