About Jonathan Warren P. (Pagán)

Jonathan joined Anglican Pastor as a writer in May 2014. He was ordained a priest in the Anglican Church in North America in March 2014. He is married to Tish Harrison Warren, a writer and priest in the ACNA, and together they have three children. Jonathan received his Ph.D. in the History of Christianity at Vanderbilt under the supervision of Dr. Paul Lim and Dr. Peter Lake. He currently lives in Pittsburgh, where he is the Associate Rector of Church of the Ascension. Jonathan’s contributions to Anglican Pastor focus on Anglican church history.

This Holy Week, Remember That You Are Going to Die

This week, the Presbyterian theologian Carl Trueman reflected on what Christians ought to learn about ourselves and about the world from the COVID-19 pandemic. One thing, he says, seems obvious: “The levels of general panic indicate that few of us have been properly prepared for the reality of our own mortality.” Many Christians have reflected on the significance of the [...]

By |2020-04-03T14:47:43-05:00April 3rd, 2020|Categories: Church Year, Theology|Tags: , , , |2 Comments

Spiritual Communion During the COVID–19 Pandemic

We are living through what is objectively the most widespread and devastating pandemic in living memory. As of March 19, most state and local authorities are banning meetings of more than 50 people, and President Trump has counseled, along with many public health officials, that people not gather in groups of 10 or more. John Inazu has recently written that [...]

By |2020-03-19T11:27:38-05:00March 21st, 2020|Categories: Miscellaneous, Sacraments|Tags: |5 Comments

You Should Be Reading Karen Swallow Prior

Jen Pollock Michel, in a recent article, has drawn attention to the fact that Christian men in large part do not read female authors, whereas women are quite willing to read male authors. She cites my friend Al Hsu, a senior editor at IVP, who states that “women read relatively equally between male and female authors (54%/46%), while men, on [...]

By |2018-06-01T12:58:33-05:00June 1st, 2018|Categories: Miscellaneous|Tags: |1 Comment

The Theology of Michael Ramsey for Today

by Jonathan Warren. “People ask me, sometimes, if I am in good heart about being Archbishop … My answer is ‘Yes’ … But the phrase ‘in good heart’, gives me pause, because after all, we are here as a church to represent Christ crucified and the compassion of Christ crucified before the world. And, because that is so, it may [...]

Michael Ramsey, Conversion, and Christian Reunion

by Jonathan Warren Introducing Michael Ramsey One feature of Anglican church history I am especially interested to highlight in these essays is the role that the Archbishop of Canterbury has played in crafting the temper and character of Anglicanism as a theological and spiritual tradition. For Anglicans, bishops are the chief symbol of Christian unity, and no episcopal office is [...]

Lancelot Andrewes, the Star of Preachers

by Jonathan Warren Why Read Lancelot Andrewes? Besides contending for the greatest name in British history, Lancelot Andrewes (1555-1626) was the most renowned preacher of Elizabethan and Jacobean England. Nicknamed stella predicantium (“star of preachers”) by Thomas Fuller, Andrewes has been a source of fascination and reverence for catholic-leaning Anglicans from Archbishop William Laud in the immediate wake of Andrewes’s [...]

By |2019-01-06T17:47:24-06:00June 30th, 2014|Categories: Anglicanism, History, Miscellaneous|Tags: |0 Comments

The Broad Churchmanship of William Reed Huntington

by Jonathan Warren Huntington’s “Church-Idea” Moving across the Atlantic, this week we turn our attention to a prominent priest in the Protestant Episcopal Church in the United States [1], William Reed Huntington (1838-1909). In the great age of “church parties” or factions in Anglicanism that was the nineteenth century, Huntington was one of the leading advocates of church reunion, not [...]

By |2019-01-06T17:47:26-06:00June 23rd, 2014|Categories: Anglicanism, History, Miscellaneous|Tags: |1 Comment

Edward Pusey and the Oxford Movement

by Jonathan Warren Reading Edward Pusey Edward Pusey Edward Bouverie Pusey (1800-1882) was simultaneously one of the most erudite and most polarizing figures in the Church of England in the nineteenth century. Along with John Henry Newman, Pusey was one of the most important leaders of the Oxford Movement, [1] a catholicizing reform movement in the Church of [...]

By |2019-01-06T17:47:27-06:00June 16th, 2014|Categories: Anglicanism, History, Miscellaneous|Tags: |0 Comments

The Jewel of Anglicanism

by Jonathan Warren What’s Up with John Jewel? John Jewel John Jewel (1522-1571) is not typically the first person we think of when we think of the Reformation in the Church of England. We might more readily think of Thomas Cranmer, or Henry VIII, or Elizabeth I, or Richard Hooker. But Jewel was an absolutely instrumental figure in articulating [...]

By |2019-01-06T17:47:28-06:00May 28th, 2014|Categories: Anglicanism, History, Miscellaneous|0 Comments