fbpx

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.

Anglican Pastor at the Telos Collective’s #Intersection19 Conference

Greetings from Atlanta, Georgia!

Greg Goebel, David Roseberry, and I (Joshua Steele) are excited to be here for the Telos Collective’s 2019 Intersection Conference.

The topic this year? “For the Sake of the World: An Anglican Missional Ecclesiology.”

I’m looking forward to hearing from the following speakers over the next few days:
– Bishop Todd Hunter – Opening Session
– Hans Boersma – “Proclaiming […]

By |2019-05-16T15:08:12-05:00May 16th, 2019|Categories: Miscellaneous|Tags: |0 Comments

Easter Sunday: A Collect Reflection

There are actually two Collects for Easter Sunday

First,

Almighty God, who through your only-begotten Son Jesus Christ overcame death and opened to us the gate of everlasting life: Grant that we, who celebrate with joy the day of the Lord’s resurrection, may be raised from the death of sin by your life-giving Spirit; through Jesus Christ our Lord; who lives and […]

By |2019-06-27T10:50:44-05:00April 21st, 2019|Categories: Anglicanism, Church Year|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Music and Art for Holy Week

We’d like to share some music and artwork recommendations for Holy Week. If you have other suggestions, please let us know in the comments below!

Music for Holy Week

By |2019-04-14T12:56:57-05:00April 15th, 2019|Categories: Anglicanism, Church Year, Liturgy & Worship|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

The NEW Daily Office Booklet is Here: Volume 2, May–August 2019

I’ve just finished putting together the latest Daily Office Booklet! This booklet will take you from May through August 2019.

You’ll notice a new front and back cover, featuring the new Anglican Pastor logo.

I’ve also tried to integrate a simple way of abbreviating Morning and Evening Prayer if you’re rushed for time. Simply do the sections with underlined headings.

Other than […]

By |2019-04-05T21:10:19-05:00April 5th, 2019|Categories: Anglicanism, Daily Office & Prayer|0 Comments

Holy Week: A Rookie Anglican Guide

Starting on Palm Sunday, we embark on what’s known as “Holy Week.”

As I put it in my overview of the Church calendar and the Christian liturgical year,

The last week of Lent, Holy Week, remembers the last week of Christ’s earthly life, beginning with Palm Sunday’s commemoration of Jesus’s triumphal entry into Jerusalem (Matt 21:1-11).

So, put simply, Holy Week is […]

REVIEW: “Ever Ancient, Ever New,” by Winfield Bevins

“What is the allure of liturgy for a new generation?”

Based upon his field research over the past few years, Winfield Bevins has provided us with a book-length answer to this question in Ever Ancient, Ever New: The Allure of Liturgy for a New Generation.

I’m very glad he’s done so, […]

By |2019-03-24T12:51:07-05:00March 23rd, 2019|Categories: Anglicanism, Liturgy & Worship|Tags: , |0 Comments

What’s Drawing a New Generation to Liturgy? An Interview with Author Winfield Bevins

UPDATE: Read our review of this book.

Winfield Bevins has been a part of the team here at Anglican Pastor for a while now. (Click here to read his posts.) We’re excited to announce the publication of his latest book, Ever Ancient, Ever New: The Allure of Liturgy for a New Generation on March 5, 2019.

As somewhat of […]

By |2019-03-24T12:54:30-05:00February 21st, 2019|Categories: Anglicanism, Liturgy & Worship|Tags: , , , |1 Comment

Lent: A Rookie Anglican Guide

What is Lent?

Beginning on Ash Wednesday and lasting for 40 days, Lent is a season of fasting and penitence in preparation for Easter.

The Church year revolves around two “cycles,” one for Christmas and one for Easter.

  • The Christmas cycle begins with a season of preparation: Advent.
  • The Easter cycle begins with a season of preparation: Lent.

Because Lent lasts for forty days […]

By |2021-02-02T12:29:29-06:00February 20th, 2019|Categories: Anglicanism, Church Year|Tags: , , |6 Comments

Anglican Pastor’s Approach to Debated Issues: A Letter from the Editor(s)

We appreciate how interactive our readers are. The reactions to our recent three-part interview with Rev. Tish Harrison Warren were mostly constructive and insightful.

We reached out to Tish to request an interview. And we asked readers for questions to ask Tish. We appreciate the […]

By |2019-02-01T13:43:50-06:00February 1st, 2019|Categories: Anglicanism|Tags: |1 Comment

Ask an Anglican Pastor: An Interview with Tish Harrison Warren, pt. 3

If you’re just joining us, check out part 1 and part 2 of our ongoing interview with Tish Harrison Warren, Anglican priest, author of Liturgy of the Ordinary: Sacred Practices in Everyday Life, and Writer in Residence at Church of the Ascension in Pittsburgh, PA.


People would like to hear from you about Anglican ecclesiology. What challenges […]

By |2019-01-31T06:54:35-06:00January 31st, 2019|Categories: Anglicanism|Tags: |1 Comment

Want to Learn More about Women’s Ordination Debates within Anglicanism? Start With These Resources

Maybe you, like me, are coming to Anglicanism from a different tradition.

If that’s the case, then one thing you should know is that Anglican debates about women’s ordination can often be quite different from debates about the same topic in other church contexts.

This is due to Anglicans having different views on, among other things:

  • ecclesiology (the doctrine of the church),
  • the sacraments, […]
By |2021-02-02T07:58:49-06:00January 30th, 2019|Categories: Anglicanism, Pastoral Ministry|Tags: |16 Comments

Ask an Anglican Pastor: An Interview with Tish Harrison Warren, pt. 2

If you’re just joining us, make sure to check out part 1 of our ongoing interview with Tish Harrison Warren, Anglican priest, author of Liturgy of the Ordinary: Sacred Practices in Everyday Life, and Writer in Residence at Church of the Ascension in Pittsburgh, PA.

Below, Tish answers two questions (submitted by readers) regarding women’s ordination. I’d like to […]

By |2019-01-31T06:57:07-06:00January 28th, 2019|Categories: Anglicanism|Tags: |3 Comments

Ask an Anglican Pastor: An Interview with Tish Harrison Warren, pt. 1

Back in 2014, Tish Harrison Warren (then a deacon) interviewed Thomas McKenzie (a priest) in an Anglican Pastor blog series called “Everyday Life of the Ordained.” I thought it might be fun to pay it forward, as it were, and interview Tish, who is now a priest, the author of Liturgy of the Ordinary: Sacred Practices in Everyday […]

By |2019-01-31T06:57:18-06:00January 25th, 2019|Categories: Anglicanism|Tags: |2 Comments

Real-World Anglican: Training Leaders to Answer the Questions They’ll Actually Hear!

Although it’s still a very rough draft, I’m sharing the following idea (from Kevin Miller, Rector of Church of the Savior in Wheaton, IL) because we’d like your input as we develop this approach to pastoral education/formation!

We’ve got a problem

At least here in the States, we have many people who enter Anglicanism from another tradition, usually evangelical/non-denominational. Many of […]

By |2019-01-18T18:43:40-06:00January 18th, 2019|Categories: For Pastors, Leadership, Pastoral Ministry|Tags: , |1 Comment

The Book of Common Prayer (BCP): A Rookie Anglican Guide to the Prayer Book

You can’t be curious about Anglicanism for very long without running into the Book of Common Prayer—commonly abbreviated as the “BCP” or referred to as the “Prayer Book.”

(Looking for specific information about the Anglican Church in North America’s 2019 Book of Common Prayer? Read our Rookie Anglican Guide to the ACNA’s 2019 BCP […]

The NEW Anglican Pastor: Coming January 14!

On Monday, January 14, we’ll be unveiling our redesigned website!

We’ve been hard at work to make the new website both visually appealing and easy to navigate. Our goal is to make it as easy as possible for you to read, share, and benefit from our content!

Here’s a sneak peak of the new home page:

By |2019-01-11T17:16:22-06:00January 9th, 2019|Categories: Miscellaneous|0 Comments

The ACNA’s New Daily Office Lectionary: A Summary & Review

After a series of revisions, the ACNA has released the “final” version of the Daily Office Lectionary that will be included in the ACNA Prayer Book (due to be published in 2019).

(To learn more about what the Daily Office Lectionary is, click here.)

Because I’ve been using the ACNA lectionary in the Daily Office Booklets I’ve made since Advent 2016, […]

By |2020-05-22T14:47:30-05:00January 3rd, 2019|Categories: Anglicanism, Daily Office & Prayer|1 Comment

Here’s the ACNA’s “Final” Daily Office Lectionary, in a Single Spreadsheet

I previously announced on this blog that there would be another ACNA Daily Office Lectionary revision before the release of the ACNA Prayer Book in 2019.

Today, I’m happy to announce that, as of St. Andrew’s Day (November 30) 2018, the Anglican Church in North America [ACNA] has released the latest and (hopefully) final revision of its Daily Office Lectionary.

(To […]

By |2020-05-22T14:47:55-05:00December 9th, 2018|Categories: Anglicanism, Daily Office & Prayer|Tags: |0 Comments

The New Daily Office Booklet for December 2018 is Here!

Click here to sign up to receive the latest Daily Office Booklet for December 2018!

The new Daily Office Booklet uses the latest version of the ACNA’s Daily Office Lectionary. It follows the civil calendar, incorporates the major liturgical feast days, and can be used on a one or two year cycle! I think it’s pretty great.

Please let me know […]

By |2019-01-04T22:34:04-06:00November 12th, 2018|Categories: Anglicanism, Daily Office & Prayer|Tags: |6 Comments

Try Out the New Daily Office Booklet this November

I’m in the process of creating the next Daily Office Booklet for December 2018. It will be released in the next few weeks, and you’ll have to subscribe to our email list to receive it.

However, I’d like to share a beta/draft version of the booklet that I’ve created for November 2018. It incorporates the latest version of the […]

By |2019-01-04T22:34:09-06:00October 31st, 2018|Categories: Anglicanism, Daily Office & Prayer|Tags: |0 Comments

Week of the Sunday from October 9 to October 15: A Collect Reflection

O God, our refuge and strength, true source of all godliness: Graciously hear the devout prayers of your Church, and grant that those things which we ask faithfully, we may obtain effectually; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.


Truth: God is our refuge, strength, […]

By |2019-01-04T22:34:20-06:00October 13th, 2018|Categories: Anglicanism|Tags: |0 Comments

Week of the Sunday from September 11 to September 17: A Collect Reflection

O God, because without you we are not able to please you, mercifully grant that your Holy Spirit may in all things direct and rule our hearts; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.


Have you ever tried to do something over and over again, […]

By |2019-01-04T22:34:32-06:00September 15th, 2018|Categories: Anglicanism|Tags: |0 Comments

There Will Be Another ACNA Daily Office Lectionary Revision Before the 2019 Prayer Book

After my last post about making the St. Mary’s Day (2018-08-15) edition of the ACNA Daily Office Lectionary into a booklet, I reached out to the Liturgy and Common Worship Task Force to ask about obtaining a spreadsheet version of the latest lectionary, instead of the PDFs currently available.

There will be an upcoming St. Andrew’s Day revision of […]

By |2019-01-03T16:16:02-06:00September 13th, 2018|Categories: Anglicanism, Daily Office & Prayer, Miscellaneous|Tags: |6 Comments

The Apocrypha: What Is It? Why do Anglicans Read It?

Many people coming into the Anglican tradition have been told that the Apocrypha is bad, that its books are pure mythology, or that they distract from the aim of Scripture.

Yet, upon closer examination, there seems to be a place for the Apocrypha. The New Testament contains allusions to the Apocrypha, and these writings enjoyed a prominent place in the early […]

By |2019-01-08T13:57:08-06:00September 12th, 2018|Categories: Anglicanism, History|Tags: |4 Comments
Go to Top