About Joshua Steele

As Managing Editor, Josh is in charge of the day-to-day operations at Anglican Compass. He is a priest in the Anglican Church in North America, serving at Church of the Savior in Wheaton, IL (Diocese of C4SO). Josh is also a Ph.D. Candidate in theology at Wheaton College Graduate School. You can follow Josh on micro.blog, or learn more at joshuapsteele.com.

NET Bible Full Notes Edition from Thomas Nelson (Review)

If you’ve ever wondered what it would be like to read the Bible with a Bible translator—discussing how they got from Hebrew and Greek to the English text in front of you—then you should check out the NET Bible Full Notes Edition from Thomas Nelson.

What I like about the NET […]

By |2021-06-26T12:48:37-05:00June 26th, 2021|Categories: Miscellaneous|Tags: , |0 Comments

The BibleProject Coffee Table Book (Review)

You need to know about the BibleProject

If you’ve not yet browsed the BibleProject’s free library of resources, stop what you’re doing and go browse BibleProject.com!

Seriously, other than perhaps the free tools available at NetBible.org, the BibleProject is the best collection of free Bible study resources online that […]

By |2021-06-22T16:42:49-05:00June 23rd, 2021|Categories: Miscellaneous|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, 

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

Anglicanism: A Reformed Catholic Tradition by Gerald Bray (Review)

If you’re looking for a brief introduction to Anglicanism written by a well-known and conservative Anglican theologian, then you should take a look at Anglicanism: A Reformed Catholic Tradition (Lexham Press, 2021, 166p) by Gerald Bray.

Building upon his previous accessible commentary on the Thirty-Nine Articles of Religion (The Faith We Confess), Bray, a […]

By |2021-06-21T13:15:14-05:00June 21st, 2021|Categories: Anglicanism|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:

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

Are You a Proficient Christian?

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

4 Lessons Everyone Can Learn from Anglican UX!

By |2021-06-18T05:46:49-05:00May 13th, 2021|Categories: The Curate|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 […]

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

Hooker? Yes! Headache? No!

By |2021-06-18T05:40:25-05:00May 4th, 2021|Categories: The Curate|Tags: |1 Comment

Which Book of Common Prayer should you buy? This one!

If you’re interested in the Book of Common Prayer, you should get yourself a copy of the “new” 1662 Book of Common Prayer International Edition.

The editors of this new edition of the classic Anglican Prayer Book (Samuel Bray and Drew […]

By |2021-06-18T05:29:59-05:00April 16th, 2021|Categories: Miscellaneous|0 Comments

Best Bible Study Resources: Revelation

One of the great things about the Daily Office Lectionary is that it takes you through the majority of the Bible every year. If you’d like to learn a bit more about the books of the Bible as you work your way through, we’re compiling these “Best Bible Study Resources” posts for every book of the Bible.

By |2021-04-01T12:23:43-05:00April 1st, 2021|Categories: Miscellaneous|Tags: , |2 Comments

Let’s talk about 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.

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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.

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

🙏 How to pray the Anglican way [Welcome to The Curate!]

Welcome to The Curate (pronounced “kyoor-it”), a weekly curated email newsletter (get it?!) from Anglican Compass with the very best of Anglicanism, liturgy, sacraments, prayer, etc.!

(NOTE: This post was originally an email sent to our subscribers on March 1, 2021.)

Whether you’re Anglican or not, if you’d like your walk with Christ to benefit from […]

By |2021-05-12T07:02:28-05:00March 1st, 2021|Categories: The Curate|Tags: , |0 Comments

The Historical Dictionary of Anglicanism by Colin Buchanan (Brief Book Review)

The 2015 second edition of Bishop Colin Buchanan’s Historical Dictionary of Anglicanism, published by Rowman & Littlefield, is an extraordinarily comprehensive and informative resource for getting a grasp on the historical breadth and depth of the Anglican tradition.

Yes, the book is expensive, but it would be well worth the expense for an Anglican […]

By |2021-02-10T16:56:25-06:00February 10th, 2021|Categories: Anglicanism, History|Tags: , |0 Comments

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 […]

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

A Way with Words by Daniel Darling (Brief Book Review)

I don’t know about you, but sometimes I despair about the quality of online conversations among Christians. I’m sure that every tribe has their issues, but we Anglicans can be particularly menacing in Twitter threads and Facebook comments. We’re trying to chart a better, “clarity and charity” path forward here at Anglican Compass, but it’s tough to do! […]

By |2021-02-10T17:01:26-06:00February 10th, 2021|Categories: Miscellaneous|Tags: , |0 Comments

Learning Theology through the Church’s Worship by Dennis Okholm (Review)

Theology and worship are, or at least ought to be, inseparable. Furthermore, every Christian is a theologian, not just the academics. And we Christians should follow the examples of our early brothers and sisters in Christ who “devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and fellowship, to the breaking of bread and the prayers” (Acts 2:42). What a fine […]

By |2021-02-10T17:01:14-06:00February 2nd, 2021|Categories: Miscellaneous, Theology|Tags: , |1 Comment

What’s the difference between the 1979 and 2019 Book of Common Prayer? Which Prayer Book should I buy?

I get a fair number of great questions from our readers via our contact form (which goes straight to my email inbox). I’m going to start sharing some common questions and my answers in these blog posts. I hope they’re helpful. If you have a clear, charitable suggestion for how my answer to a given question might be improved, […]

By |2020-12-22T10:33:48-06:00December 22nd, 2020|Categories: Anglicanism, Editorial|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Top 20 of 2020: The Most Popular Content on Anglican Compass

Let’s be honest. 2020 has been quite a rough year!

Nevertheless, I trust that the Lord has proven himself faithful to provide for you, your families, and your churches in these difficult days.

It’s also been a busy year here at Anglican Compass!

In addition to publishing Simply Anglican, The Rector and The Vestry, When the Lord is My Shepherd, […]

By |2020-12-21T11:04:15-06:00December 21st, 2020|Categories: Editorial|0 Comments

Are Anglican Priests Allowed to Marry? I Sure Hope So!

Can Anglican priests get married? What about deacons? Bishops?

As a married Anglican priest myself, I’m happy to report that the answer is “Yes“!

As Article 32 of the Thirty-Nine Articles of Religion puts it:

Of the Marriage of Priests
Bishops, priests and deacons are not commanded by God’s law, either to vow the estate of single life, or to abstain from marriage; therefore […]

By |2020-12-07T16:06:08-06:00December 2nd, 2020|Categories: Anglicanism|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Can You Imagine? A Letter from the Managing Editor

As 2020 comes to a close, and a new liturgical year has just begun, I’m convinced that Anglicanism has something to offer Christ’s Church in these difficult days.

Sure, we Anglicans have our problems just like everyone else. We should be humble and self-critical. But our tradition contains rhythms and resources that, I believe, the […]

By |2020-12-07T16:06:11-06:00December 2nd, 2020|Categories: Editorial|Tags: , |0 Comments

Advent: A Rookie Anglican Guide (UPDATED 2020)

(Note: Anglican Compass has a book about Advent! Check out A Thrill of Hope: Celebrating Advent at Home [Revised and Expanded for 2020], by Ashley Wallace!)


What is Advent?

Advent is the first season of the Church year. It lasts for four weeks leading up […]

By |2021-01-07T14:17:06-06:00November 23rd, 2020|Categories: Anglicanism, Church Year|Tags: , , |1 Comment

Don’t Miss The Christian Essentials Series from Lexham Press (A Review)

When it comes to learning the essentials of the Christian faith, there’s no need to reinvent the wheel (in fact, please don’t!).

Christians have covered the basics in a process of instruction and learning called “catechesis” for centuries. And documents used for this purposed (called “catechisms”) have frequently focused on the Apostles’ Creed, the […]

By |2020-11-02T16:48:11-06:00October 27th, 2020|Categories: Miscellaneous|Tags: , , |0 Comments