About Lincoln Anderson

Lincoln Anderson is the Deacon at The Good Shepherd Anglican Church, which serves the Opelika-Auburn, AL, area. Lincoln is on Twitter as @deaconlincoln.
Lincoln Anderson is the Deacon at The Good Shepherd Anglican Church, which serves the Opelika-Auburn, AL, area. Lincoln is on Twitter as @deaconlincoln.

Your Faith has made you well

Notes on the Lectionary with Deacon Lincoln Anderson. Visit the series page at AnglicanCompass.com/NotesOnTheLectionary

And throwing off his cloak, he sprang up and came to Jesus. And Jesus said to him, “What do you want me to do for you?” And the blind man said to him, “Rabbi, let me recover my sight.” And Jesus said to him, “Go your way; […]

By |2021-10-20T23:10:55-05:00October 21st, 2021|Categories: Preaching|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

The Cup that I Drink

Gospel Reading for the Twenty-First Sunday after Pentecost, Mark 10:35-45

Notes on the Lectionary with Deacon Lincoln Anderson. Visit the series page at AnglicanCompass.com/NotesOnTheLectionary

And they said to him, “We are able.” And Jesus said to them, “The cup that I drink you will drink, and with the baptism with which I am baptized, you will be baptized, but to sit at […]

By |2021-10-15T11:59:55-05:00October 14th, 2021|Categories: Preaching|Tags: , |0 Comments

The Eye of the Needle

Gospel Reading for the Twentieth Sunday after Pentecost: Mark 10:17-31

Notes on the Lectionary with Deacon Lincoln Anderson. Visit the series page at AnglicanCompass.com/NotesOnTheLectionary

And Jesus looked around and said to his disciples, “How difficult it will be for those who have wealth to enter the kingdom of God!” And the disciples were amazed at his words. But Jesus said to them […]

By |2021-10-06T21:53:36-05:00October 7th, 2021|Categories: Preaching|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Do Not Hinder Them

Gospel Reading for the Nineteenth Sunday After Pentecost, Mark 10:2-16

Notes on the Lectionary with Deacon Lincoln Anderson. Visit the series page at AnglicanCompass.com/NotesOnTheLectionary

But when Jesus saw it, he was indignant and said to them, “Let the children come to me; do not hinder them, for to such belongs the kingdom of God. Truly, I say to you, whoever does not […]

By |2021-10-06T22:01:40-05:00September 29th, 2021|Categories: Preaching|Tags: , , |0 Comments

It is Better – Gospel Reading for the Eighteenth Sunday after Pentecost, Mark 9:38-48

Notes on the Lectionary with Deacon Lincoln Anderson. Visit the series page at AnglicanCompass.com/NotesOnTheLectionary

“And if your hand causes you to sin, cut it off. It is better for you to enter life crippled than with two hands to go to hell, to the unquenchable fire. And if your foot causes you to sin, cut it off. It is better for […]

By |2021-09-23T15:49:56-05:00September 23rd, 2021|Categories: Preaching|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

What Were You Discussing on the Way? Gospel Reading for Seventeenth Sunday after Pentecost, Mark 9:30-37

Notes on the Lectionary with Deacon Lincoln Anderson. Visit the series page at AnglicanCompass.com/NotesOnTheLectionary

But they did not understand the saying, and were afraid to ask him. And they came to Capernaum. And when he was in the house he asked them, “What were you discussing on the way?” But they kept silent, for on the way they had […]

By |2021-09-16T09:18:16-05:00September 16th, 2021|Categories: Preaching|Tags: |0 Comments

Help My Unbelief! Gospel Reading for the 16th Sunday after Pentecost, Mark 9:14-29

Notes on the Lectionary with Deacon Lincoln Anderson. Visit the series page at AnglicanCompass.com/NotesOnTheLectionary

And Jesus said to him, “‘If you can’! All things are possible for one who believes.” Immediately the father of the child cried out and said, “I believe; help my unbelief!” (Mark 9:23–24, ESV)

There are some stories that I am immensely thankful are […]

By |2021-09-16T09:16:22-05:00September 8th, 2021|Categories: Preaching|Tags: |0 Comments

What is “Notes on the Lectionary”?

Visit the series page at AnglicanCompass.com/NotesOnTheLectionary

We want to create an icebreaker for someone who is reading the Lectionary and wants to engage with what the Church has appointed for a particular Sunday. This is whether you never intend to preach, are just starting out preaching, or have been preaching for a while.

From […]

By |2021-08-27T11:35:41-05:00August 27th, 2021|Categories: Preaching|Tags: |1 Comment

Be Opened! Fifteenth Sunday after Pentecost: Mark 7:31-37

Notes on the Lectionary with Deacon Lincoln Anderson. Visit the series page at AnglicanCompass.com/NotesOnTheLectionary

Gospel Reading for the Fifteenth Sunday after Pentecost: Mark 7:31-37

“And looking up to heaven, he sighed and said to him, ‘Ephphatha,’ that is, ‘Be opened.’  And his ears were opened, his tongue was released, and he spoke […]

By |2021-08-27T11:32:10-05:00August 27th, 2021|Categories: Preaching|Tags: |0 Comments

Unwashed Hands and Traditions of Men: Fourteenth Sunday after Pentecost, Mark 7:1-23

Notes on the Lectionary with Deacon Lincoln Anderson. Visit the series page at AnglicanCompass.com/NotesOnTheLectionary 

Gospel Reading for the Fourteenth Sunday after Pentecost, Mark 7:1-23

“And he said to them, ‘Then are you also without understanding? Do you not see that whatever goes into a person from outside cannot defile him, since it enters not his heart but […]

By |2021-08-27T11:32:53-05:00August 27th, 2021|Categories: Preaching|Tags: |0 Comments

Why and How to Pray for Our Leaders

When the dust settles following an election, it is not unusual to hear Christian leaders exhort the faithful to be in prayer for our leaders, regardless of how we voted, our party preference, or any of a number of factors that might otherwise lead us to neglect such prayer. 

For Anglicans, the form and manner […]

By |2020-12-14T10:49:32-06:00December 14th, 2020|Categories: Opinion|Tags: , |1 Comment

A Rule of Life for Online Discourse

During a tumultuous year where much of our interpersonal interaction has been relegated to online spaces, many of us have found ourselves at odds with others on Facebook groups, Twitter threads, or any myriad of blog comment sections. Lively discussion about important matters should not be discouraged whenever there is a possibility of mutual growth and flourishing. At the same […]

By |2020-12-07T16:06:56-06:00August 13th, 2020|Categories: Opinion|Tags: , |1 Comment

Anglican Prayer Beads: Should Anglicans Pray The Rosary?

Anglican prayer beads, AKA the Anglican Rosary, are often controversial. But, as we dive into this topic, we need to remember that, throughout the history of the Church, the faithful have put various implements to use in guiding prayer, study, and devotion.

Examples of these include:

  • devotional crosses;
  • icons and other imagery;
  • […]

By |2021-07-05T20:10:29-05:00October 24th, 2018|Categories: Anglicanism, Daily Office & Prayer|Tags: , |9 Comments

Aids to Anglican Worship: How Christian Imagery and Icons Can Help You Worship God

Christian Imagery

Our Creator gave us physical senses to experience the world around us.  In His mercy and wisdom, He inspired His people to create various aids to worship that engage those senses.

One category of such an aid is that of Christian imagery – images and artwork specifically intended to help in the act of worshiping God by providing a focus […]

By |2019-01-04T22:35:12-06:00June 26th, 2018|Categories: Anglicanism, Daily Office & Prayer|Tags: , , |4 Comments

Collect Reflections: The Second Sunday in Lent

This post, in addition to being a part of Rookie Anglican, is part of a series on the Collects of the Christian Year (ACNA), called “Collect Reflections.” If you’re just jumping in, make sure to check out the introductory post, “Announcing Collect Reflections.” All Collect Reflection posts can be found here.


The Second Sunday in Lent

Almighty God, you […]

By |2019-01-04T22:36:19-06:00February 24th, 2018|Categories: Anglicanism, Church Year|Tags: , , , |0 Comments