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 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

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

A People’s Companion to Holy Communion (Brief Book Review)

The Seabury Society has published a slim volume called A People’s Companion to Holy Communion, meant to function as a guided tour through the Holy Communion service in the ACNA’s 2019 Prayer Book. As explained in the Preface, this book builds upon the 1914 work of Bernard Iddings Bell, The People’s Book of the Holy Eucharist, mainly updating the language [...]

By |2021-02-10T16:56:57-06:00February 10th, 2021|Categories: Liturgy & Worship|Tags: , |1 Comment

Praying the Stations of the Cross: A Devotion of Suffering During a Year of Lent

In November of 2019, I sat in our priest’s office at church with my ministry partner, Jessi, as we naively discussed small group plans for 2020. It had been a discouraging season in ministry, but we had finally found a topic to get excited about. We would spend the beginning of the year studying the Stations of the Cross as [...]

By |2021-02-15T16:39:01-06:00February 10th, 2021|Categories: Church Year|Tags: , |2 Comments

Anglicans, Infant Baptism, and Believer’s Baptism: A Baptist Weighs-In (Opinion)

Editor's note: As with all of our "Opinion" pieces, the following guest post does not represent an official position of Anglican Compass. With the Thirty-Nine Articles of Religion, Anglican Compass believes that "the Baptism of young Children is in any wise to be retained. in the Church, as most agreeable with the institution of Christ" (Article 27, "On Baptism"). Furthermore, [...]

By |2020-12-17T12:47:24-06:00December 17th, 2020|Categories: Miscellaneous, Opinion|Tags: , |3 Comments

We Need a Path To Develop Mature Christians. Could Catechesis Be the Answer?

Alpha is great, but we need more!  You’ve probably heard of the Alpha Course. Alpha is a place for seeking, curious, or burned-out people to ask questions and explore the basics of the Christian faith without judgment or expectation to believe. Some people use it to introduce people to the Christian faith, others as a refresher, some use it as [...]

By |2020-10-20T15:38:13-05:00November 26th, 2020|Categories: Miscellaneous|Tags: , |1 Comment

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