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Living in God’s True Story: 2 Peter (Review)

Have you ever stopped to consider what “story” you are living in? What we believe is true about the world, or “the story” of the world, profoundly shapes how we live. 

Living in God’s True Story: 2 Peter by the Rev. Dr. Donald L. Morcom seeks to challenge what we believe to be the […]

By |2021-07-06T15:28:54-05:00July 7th, 2021|Categories: Miscellaneous|Tags: , |0 Comments

Worshiping with the Reformers by Karin Maag (Review)

When I began Worshiping with the Reformers by Karin Maag, I expected a history lesson and perhaps a further introduction into more of the details of the Anglican tradition. What I did not expect was the book captivating me in such a way that I found myself sitting in worship with my eyes watching the liturgy playing […]

By |2021-07-06T13:38:10-05:00July 6th, 2021|Categories: Liturgy & Worship|Tags: , |0 Comments

Transformed In Christ: 1 Corinthians (Review)

Transformed In Christ: 1 Corinthians is a concise, easily accessible summary of the apostle Paul’s first letter to the young church in Corinth, a large, prosperous, Greek city. Authors Ron Elsdon and William Olhausen lead us, through an examination of specific questions that Paul answered in his letter, into a rich understanding of the struggles faced as […]

By |2021-06-29T11:19:32-05:00June 29th, 2021|Categories: Miscellaneous|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Creative Worship in a Time of Coronavirus

In 2020, COVID-19 challenged our churches’ production and practice of congregational worship. The isolation resulting from quarantines and shutdowns raised questions about discipleship and the practice of worship in our homes and daily lives. 

Yet, in response to these questions, creativity sprouted from the absence of familiar traditions associated with liturgical worship. I went on […]

By |2021-03-26T05:58:10-05:00March 26th, 2021|Categories: Miscellaneous|Tags: , |0 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 […]

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

Don’t Miss Your Lent Lifeline: Reclaiming Lost Time During Lent

It has been nearly one year since our parish last gathered together for worship without any COVID-19 restrictions in place. We had an Ash Wednesday service together, but only a few weeks later we were holed up in our respective homes and celebrating Holy Week on Zoom. Our great joy at the resurrection of Christ was overshadowed by […]

By |2021-02-18T15:32:38-06:00February 18th, 2021|Categories: Church Year|0 Comments

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 […]

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

Too Tired to Pray: What I Learned About Prayer When Words Wouldn’t Come

The day no words would come

Whenever I’m with my family and I make a dumb joke, my parents like to roast me by saying that they look forward to eventually writing in my baby book the first time I tell a good joke. If this mythical baby book that has been dangled over […]

By |2021-01-14T14:54:27-06:00January 14th, 2021|Categories: Daily Office & Prayer|1 Comment

The 1662 Book of Common Prayer: The One Prayer Book Every Rookie Anglican Needs

A liturgy makes it easier to pray with others, and to pray with the church—past, present, and future. Liturgical prayers are not the only kind, but there is something special about them. These prayers can be etched on your heart, taught to your children, and remembered at the close of life. For Anglicans, these prayers are found in […]

By |2020-12-23T16:05:21-06:00December 23rd, 2020|Categories: Anglicanism|Tags: , |8 Comments

How To Get the Sunday Lectionary on Your Online Calendar

Did you know about the online calendar of Sunday Lessons and Collects? Our founder, Greg Goebel, has created an easy to use Lectionary calendar for free!

You can subscribe to it and see the name of each Sunday, and all Feast days in the BCP 2019 Sunday and Feast Day lectionary. That way you can […]

By |2020-12-02T10:20:57-06:00December 4th, 2020|Categories: Liturgy & Worship|Tags: |1 Comment

A Roundtable Discussion on Race, Justice, and Social Unrest (Webinar Recording)

We recently hosted a roundtable discussion on race, justice, and social unrest. Over 300 people attended the webinar live, and the recording is now available for those who were not able to join us in real-time!

Archbishop Foley Beach has called the Anglican Church in North America to join him in prayer and fasting from Wednesday, June 3 to […]

By |2020-06-05T17:06:49-05:00June 5th, 2020|Categories: Miscellaneous|Tags: , , |3 Comments

Join Us for a Roundtable Discussion on Race, Justice, and Social Unrest (Thur, Jun 4, 3pm EDT)

Join us for a webinar on Thursday, June 4 at 3:00pm Eastern. Hosted and moderated by Greg Goebel and Daniel Adkinson, our panelists will include Kimberly Deckel, Bishop Jim Hobby, Esau McCaulley, and other guests. Click here to register!


Archbishop Foley Beach has called the Anglican Church in North America to join him in prayer and fasting from […]

By |2020-06-04T10:48:34-05:00June 3rd, 2020|Categories: Miscellaneous|Tags: , , , |8 Comments

A Letter to Fellow ACNA Clergy: On Anti-Racism and a More Diverse and Just Anglicanism

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Following the lead of bishops Jim Hobby, Todd Hunter, Stewart Ruch III, and Steve Wood, who recently wrote in response to the death of George Floyd, which gained support from a number of other bishops, […]

By |2021-01-07T14:19:24-06:00June 1st, 2020|Categories: Miscellaneous|Tags: , |3 Comments

Shadows from Light Unapproachable: Anglican Frontier Missions Celebrates 25 Years

In honor of the 25th anniversary of the founding of Anglican Frontier Missions, AFM founder, The Rev. Canon Tad de Bordenave, oversaw the compilation and editing of 17 chapters that make up AFM’s 25th anniversary book, Shadows from Light Unapproachable.

Providing a holistic if not exhaustive look at frontier missions and an Anglican approach to world evangelization, this book […]

By |2020-05-18T11:11:07-05:00October 9th, 2018|Categories: Miscellaneous|Tags: |3 Comments

Guest Post: Kentucky Teacher Protests and an Anglican Church

This guest post was provided by Kentucky teacher Heather M. Morgan, who is a member of St. Peter’s Anglican Church, Frankfort, Kentucky. Many Kentucky teachers have been protesting low wages and inadequate funding. St. Peter’s sits adjacent to the Kentucky state Capitol.  

St. Peter’s Anglican Church in Frankfort, KY has always been keenly aware of our location, just […]

What to Do after College? Check Out Brazos Fellowship

How do we invest in the future leaders of the church? What might it look like for local churches to help college graduates step into adulthood? How can we cultivate lasting habits in young women and men about to embark on their vocations of work and ministry?

These are the questions driving […]

By |2020-05-18T11:11:08-05:00March 19th, 2018|Categories: Anglicanism|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

Check out the Seedbed Anglican Collective!

Our founder and editor, Greg Goebel, has been working for months with the good folks at Seedbed.com to help create an Anglican Collective.  Seedbed is a creative media platform whose mission is to “gather, connect, and resource the people of God to sow for a great awakening.” This Collective is the brainchild of Winfield Bevins, along with J.D. Walt.

Recently the […]

By |2020-05-18T11:11:08-05:00November 18th, 2016|Categories: Anglicanism|0 Comments

Pokémon Yes or Pokémon No?

Guest post by Canon Don Shepson, Associate Professor of Youth & Family, Montreat College

My first experience with the game Pokémon Go! came over the past summer, about a week after the game was launched. I found myself reading a news article about it on vacation at a state park while my family swam in the lake. As I downloaded and opened the […]

By |2020-05-18T11:11:08-05:00October 6th, 2016|Categories: Miscellaneous|Tags: , |1 Comment

From the Priest’s Wife

from a priest’s wife…published anonymously…

“So,” they ask, “what is it like to be the pastor’s wife?”

I usually smile and say something super-spiritual like, “It’s like a front row seat to the Work of God in people’s lives.” Yep, sounds good. Because, honestly, do you really want to know? That might take some more time.

Our family has few dinners together when the […]

By |2020-05-18T11:11:08-05:00April 21st, 2016|Categories: For Pastors|Tags: , |0 Comments