J.I. Packer: A Remembrance

A letter arrived at our house just before Christmas. It was addressed to our then 4-year-old daughter, Anne Tyler; the envelope had two, silly stickers on the back. The letter itself was a single sheet, simply covered with stickers. It read, “You made a card for me, now I have made a card for you.” It was signed, Jim Packer. [...]

By |2020-07-24T15:40:12-05:00July 23rd, 2020|Categories: Miscellaneous|Tags: |0 Comments

Best Bible Study Resources: The Pastoral Epistles

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 “Bible Study Resources” posts for every book of the Bible. (If you know of [...]

By |2020-07-16T13:52:35-05:00July 16th, 2020|Categories: Miscellaneous|Tags: |0 Comments

Best Bible Study Resources: Ezra and Nehemiah

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. (If you know [...]

By |2020-07-16T13:14:37-05:00July 16th, 2020|Categories: Miscellaneous|Tags: |0 Comments

Compassion (&) Conviction: The AND Campaign’s Guide to Faithful Civic Engagement (Review)

If you’d like to know what Anglican Compass’s values of “clarity & charity” could look like in the public sphere, this book from The AND Campaign is a brief yet surprisingly broad and practical guide. Here at Anglican Compass, we’re all about “clarity & charity.” Clarity: We’re committed to maintaining Christian orthodoxy (including a traditional sexual ethic) and communicating as [...]

By |2020-07-14T10:07:33-05:00July 16th, 2020|Categories: Miscellaneous|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Read Esau McCaulley’s “Reading While Black” with Your Church!

In Reading While Black: African American Biblical Interpretation as an Exercise in Hope, the Rev. Canon Dr. Esau McCaulley has captured for us the "ongoing conversation between the collective Black experience and the Bible." This is a timely book for today, when many Anglican churches in North America are seeking to learn from the Black tradition. Fr. Esau is an [...]

By |2020-07-08T12:46:33-05:00July 8th, 2020|Categories: Miscellaneous|Tags: , , |0 Comments

A “Sermon Duet”: Historic Charleston Church Reopens with Message of Reconciliation

St. Michael’s reopens with message of reconciliation in “sermon duet” By Charles W. Waring III One would think simply reopening a historic church after 13 Sundays of being closed during the pandemic would have created a big enough headline. Trinity Sunday at St. Michael’s Anglican Church in Charleston, South Carolina also followed two weeks of civil unrest following the brutal [...]

By |2020-06-10T14:16:59-05:00June 11th, 2020|Categories: Miscellaneous|0 Comments

A Roundtable Discussion on Race, Justice, and Social Unrest (Webinar Recording)

We recently hosted a roundtable discussion on race, justice, and social unrest. Over 300 people attended the webinar live, and the recording is now available for those who were not able to join us in real-time! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qj8SYy4jPFA Archbishop Foley Beach has called the Anglican Church in North America to join him in prayer and fasting from Wednesday, June 3 to Wednesday, [...]

By |2020-06-05T17:06:49-05:00June 5th, 2020|Categories: Miscellaneous|Tags: , , , |3 Comments

Join Us for a Roundtable Discussion on Race, Justice, and Social Unrest (Thur, Jun 4, 3pm EDT)

Join us for a webinar on Thursday, June 4 at 3:00pm Eastern. Hosted and moderated by Greg Goebel and Daniel Adkinson, our panelists will include Kimberly Deckel, Bishop Jim Hobby, Esau McCaulley, and other guests. Click here to register! Archbishop Foley Beach has called the Anglican Church in North America to join him in prayer and fasting from Wednesday, June [...]

By |2020-06-04T10:48:34-05:00June 3rd, 2020|Categories: Miscellaneous|Tags: , , , , |8 Comments

A Letter to Fellow ACNA Clergy: On Anti-Racism and a More Diverse and Just Anglicanism

NOTE: As is our policy with all Anglican Compass content, we ask that you please submit a request before republishing content. Following the lead of bishops Jim Hobby, Todd Hunter, Stewart Ruch III, and Steve Wood, who recently wrote in response to the death of George Floyd, which gained support from a number of other bishops, we offer this open [...]

By |2020-06-10T11:32:13-05:00June 1st, 2020|Categories: Miscellaneous|Tags: , , |3 Comments

Pornography and Grace: An Interview with Dr. Gerry Crete

After learning about a course that Dr. Gerry Crete offers for couples after the discovery of pornography use, Canon Greg Goebel interviewed him about this issue and about his course to learn more about recovery from pornography use.  Pornography is wrong, but is it also addicting? We believe that pornography is morally wrong, and is also a social sin because [...]

By |2020-05-24T11:48:59-05:00May 27th, 2020|Categories: Miscellaneous|Tags: |0 Comments

A Review of “Uncommon Ground: Living Faithfully in a World of Difference,” Edited by Timothy Keller and John Inazu

Timothy Keller and John Inazu—along with 10 other contributors, ranging from Tish Harrison Warren to Lecrae—have put together a book that describes “how Christians can engage with those around us, while both respecting people whose beliefs differ from our own and maintaining our gospel confidence” (xi). They are looking for a way forward for the church in a society where [...]

By |2020-07-07T16:06:40-05:00May 14th, 2020|Categories: Miscellaneous|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Looking for Excellent Christian Music for Children? A Review of “All Creatures” by Rain for Roots

All creating is a work of collaboration. We see this in our triune God (Father, Son and Holy Spirit) who made this world and all the heavens at first out of nothing, but then out of things he already created: people, created out of dust of the earth; seas, created out of expanses of water gathered into sections; fruit, coming [...]

By |2020-05-08T10:57:37-05:00May 8th, 2020|Categories: Miscellaneous|Tags: , , |0 Comments

COVID–19 and the Death of Death

Death is on people’s minds these days, whether they want it to be or not. According to a recent report by White House science advisors, there is a chance that between 100,000 and 240,000 people will die because of the Coronavirus. In the face of such a staggering number of fatalities, what each of us does, or does not do, [...]

By |2020-04-10T12:30:41-05:00April 10th, 2020|Categories: Miscellaneous|Tags: , , , , |2 Comments

Holy Week at Home: Good Friday Resources

Each week, the Evergreen Project Team is publishing a Resource Roundup for Ministry in a Pandemic. Earlier this week, in our Resource Roundup we included a number of Holy Week & Easter Resources—articles, websites, and other resources. Today, we want to focus specifically on Good Friday resources. It seems like Good Friday is actually more well-suited to digital experiences than [...]

By |2020-04-09T11:49:49-05:00April 9th, 2020|Categories: Miscellaneous|Tags: , |0 Comments

Interactive Easter Vigil for Home Use with Music Selections

Are you at home for the Easter Vigil? We have created an webpage with a guided tour of the Great Vigil of Easter, BCP 2019, with music links for streaming. You can learn more about Holy Week and the Easter Vigil here. Visit the Great Vigil of Easter Page The liturgy normally assumes a church gathered, but this has been [...]

By |2020-04-08T12:51:21-05:00April 8th, 2020|Categories: Liturgy & Worship, Miscellaneous|0 Comments

I’m Afraid. Are You?

We all feel fear. Fear of viruses affecting loved ones, financial fears, or just a general sense of foreboding. During any time of crisis or disorientation, fear is a natural and normal reaction. In fact, without fear, the human race would not survive. It warns us of danger, based on our ability to anticipate what might happen based on what [...]

By |2020-03-30T08:14:31-05:00March 30th, 2020|Categories: Miscellaneous|Tags: |2 Comments

COVID–19 Targets Single Christians

Note: As the prevalence of shelter-at-home orders and complete lockdowns increases, some solutions suggested in this article may become increasingly unwise. Everyone is accepting some level of self-imposed loneliness today so that those we love can have more life tomorrow. Even if some feel they are bearing more of that burden than others, they can look to Jesus, a sinless [...]

By |2020-03-25T21:16:19-05:00March 26th, 2020|Categories: Miscellaneous|Tags: , |4 Comments

Ministry in a Pandemic: Resource Roundup (2020-03-26)

The Evergreen Project, led by Canon David Roseberry, is broadening its scope. Our job has been Creating, Collecting, and Curating Resources for a Thriving Church. In the midst of the current pandemic, and at the invitation of the Archbishop of the Anglican Church of North America, we want to help our parishes thrive specifically in the midst of this challenging, [...]

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

Embracing Solitude in a Season of Social Distancing

For many of us words like “silence and solitude” are strange and even a little scary. Whether we like it or not, we all will have to embrace some degree of solitude in the coming weeks due to the coronavirus. For many, this will extremely difficult, but for others, this will be a gift of grace to go deeper in [...]

By |2020-03-18T17:06:33-05:00March 20th, 2020|Categories: Miscellaneous|Tags: , |1 Comment

Help East African Leaders Visit the Holy Land

I’ve enjoyed leading study tours to the Holy Land for over 30 years, but I’ve always had a special interest in helping future Christian leaders make their first visit to the place where Jesus’s ministry happened. How powerful it can be for preachers to have their visual imaginations stirred by seeing the places where Jesus himself preached! In recent years, [...]

By |2020-03-17T17:55:26-05:00March 18th, 2020|Categories: Miscellaneous|Tags: , |0 Comments

Clarity, Charity, and Coronavirus: A Letter from the Editors

Greg Goebel and Joshua Steele collaborated on the following piece. We've clarified what clarity and charity look like when it comes to navigating the Anglican tradition, but what do these Anglican Compass values look like when navigating the global Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic? If you're a church leader, how do you balance the concerns for public safety, fellowship, and [...]

By |2020-03-16T11:22:51-05:00March 16th, 2020|Categories: Miscellaneous|Tags: |0 Comments

Your Church and Coronavirus: Ten Suggestions (UPDATED)

It is upon us. Both the COVID-19 coronavirus and the fear of it have descended upon the world—and upon our nation. The unprecedented decisions to limit travel into the United States will send shock waves all over the globe. At the time of this writing, tens of thousands of people are symptomatic and several thousand have died. It is a [...]

By |2020-03-12T11:32:51-05:00March 12th, 2020|Categories: For Pastors, Miscellaneous|Tags: , |2 Comments

We’re Expanding Anglican Pastor into a New Family of Resources Called Anglican Compass!

Announcing Anglican Compass: Your Guide to Anglican Life! In order to better meet the needs of our growing audience, we are expanding Anglican Pastor into a new family of resources called Anglican Compass. We're not losing anything in this transition, we're expanding! Anglican Pastor will continue to exist as our "For Pastors" channel of Anglican Compass. Rookie Anglican will continue [...]

By |2020-03-01T11:20:09-06:00March 1st, 2020|Categories: Miscellaneous|0 Comments
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