You Visited Me: Prison Chaplaincy in the ACNA

Posted on August 10, 2023

“I was in prison, and you visited me.” Those are the words of Jesus to His disciples, to His body, to us, the Church, in Matthew 25:36. These are words that Father Julio Valenzuela takes to heart as a prison chaplain at a federal correctional facility in New Mexico. The days are long as a…

The Parish at Sea: A Day in the Life of a Navy Chaplain

Posted on March 6, 2023

As with any other day, I awake before sunrise and take my breakfast amongst my fellows. Today I sat across from the doctor, enjoying a pleasant conversation with him before departing to the chapel for Matins. After vesting and preparing the lectern Bible for the morning’s readings, Jake enters the chapel. Although not the parish…

Marching from Fundamentalism to the Canterbury Trail (By Zach Jones)

Posted on April 30, 2018

Growing up, words like “Jesus” and “Church” were commonplace. My parents raised me and my siblings in a Christian household, and I cannot remember a time where I did not know about how Jesus died for my sins and rose again. In my Baptist upbringing, the Gospel was shared almost every Sunday. I knew the…