A Tribute to Thomas McKenzie

Thomas avoids the temptation to turn Anglicanism into a subject to merely be dissected, instead choosing to be a guide along the way as someone is seeking to be formed as a Christian, and as an Anglican.

I vividly remember sitting in my car in the parking lot of the Music and Arts store here, talking to Fr. Thomas McKenzie on […]

By |2021-08-24T10:35:08-05:00August 24th, 2021|Categories: Miscellaneous|3 Comments

All Things Anglican by Throup (Review)

Marcus Throup’s All Things Anglican offers anyone who seeks to know more about this particular tradition within the Christian faith an excellent overview and place to start. 

What is unique about Anglicanism is the different nuances and beliefs that many who adhere to such a title hold, and as such, when trying to figure out where you […]

By |2021-08-12T14:19:25-05:00August 16th, 2021|Categories: Anglicanism, Miscellaneous|Tags: , |0 Comments

Walking in God’s Wisdom: The Book of Proverbs by Quinn (Review)

Most books of the Bible have an obvious internal coherence. It’s easy to understand why an unfolding narrative or the argument of an epistle is presented as a book in our Bibles. But, for many of us, the book of Proverbs evades this sort of analysis. 

The book of Proverbs seems to be a collection […]

By |2021-08-12T14:17:08-05:00August 13th, 2021|Categories: Miscellaneous|Tags: , |0 Comments

There is a Future: A Year of Daily Midrash by Bornman (Review)

Poet, writer, artist, and designer Amy Bornman’s first book, There Is a Future: A Year of Daily Midrash, explores Scripture narratives through the lens of midrash. “Midrash,” Bornman reminds us, “is a practice in study and imagination.” The rabbinical tradition “honors the text by wondering about it.” As such, this book is her grand vehicle for traversing […]

By |2021-08-19T09:05:23-05:00August 12th, 2021|Categories: Miscellaneous|Tags: , |0 Comments

The City is My Monastery by Richard Carter (Review)

Whether it’s Benedictine, Franciscan, Augustinian, or any other monastic spirituality, each one has a book called a Rule of Life. These Rules spell out each order’s unique character and practices, such as the balanced life of prayer and work that the Benedictines are famous for, or the holy poverty embraced by the Franciscans. These Rules date back to […]

By |2021-08-12T14:03:10-05:00August 12th, 2021|Categories: Miscellaneous|Tags: , |0 Comments

Reading the Times by Jeffrey Bilbro (Review)

People who know me in real life consider me to be an “anti-social media” evangelist. I not only am unabashed in my attempt to encourage people to leave these websites (or at least severely diminish their time on them), but I also have grave concerns regarding the way these websites encourage us to speak and relate to one […]

By |2021-08-09T13:49:02-05:00August 9th, 2021|Categories: Miscellaneous|0 Comments

Living in God’s True Story: 2 Peter (Review)

Have you ever stopped to consider what “story” you are living in? What we believe is true about the world, or “the story” of the world, profoundly shapes how we live. 

Living in God’s True Story: 2 Peter by the Rev. Dr. Donald L. Morcom seeks to challenge what we believe to be the […]

By |2021-07-06T15:28:54-05:00July 7th, 2021|Categories: Miscellaneous|Tags: , |0 Comments

Phoebe Was a Deacon: An Exegetical Love Letter

As an undergraduate, I was first exposed to the idea that Paul was a raging misogynist. Feminist writers, mostly on the political and theological left, were happy to denounce a version of Paul that was presented as cold, hard-hearted, harsh, and hateful. Reading our way through such books, it was easy to lose track of the Paul who […]

By |2021-07-05T16:57:06-05:00July 5th, 2021|Categories: Miscellaneous|Tags: |4 Comments

Transformed In Christ: 1 Corinthians (Review)

Transformed In Christ: 1 Corinthians is a concise, easily accessible summary of the apostle Paul’s first letter to the young church in Corinth, a large, prosperous, Greek city. Authors Ron Elsdon and William Olhausen lead us, through an examination of specific questions that Paul answered in his letter, into a rich understanding of the struggles faced as […]

By |2021-06-29T11:19:32-05:00June 29th, 2021|Categories: Miscellaneous|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

NET Bible Full Notes Edition from Thomas Nelson (Review)

If you’ve ever wondered what it would be like to read the Bible with a Bible translator—discussing how they got from Hebrew and Greek to the English text in front of you—then you should check out the NET Bible Full Notes Edition from Thomas Nelson.

What I like about the NET […]

By |2021-06-26T12:48:37-05:00June 26th, 2021|Categories: Miscellaneous|Tags: , |0 Comments

Anglican Contributions to the Church’s Mission to/among Muslims

By the Rt. Rev. Dr. Bill Musk and the Rev. Dr. Duane Alexander Miller

Introduction

A funny thing happened on the way to the 21st Century: after over a millennium of almost no conversions from Islam to Christianity a small trickle started to appear in the 1960s and it grew. It grew, […]

By |2021-06-23T20:03:40-05:00June 23rd, 2021|Categories: Miscellaneous|0 Comments

The BibleProject Coffee Table Book (Review)

You need to know about the BibleProject

If you’ve not yet browsed the BibleProject’s free library of resources, stop what you’re doing and go browse BibleProject.com!

Seriously, other than perhaps the free tools available at NetBible.org, the BibleProject is the best collection of free Bible study resources online that […]

By |2021-06-22T16:42:49-05:00June 23rd, 2021|Categories: Miscellaneous|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Logos Academic: Bible Software That’s Not Just for Academics! (Review)

Logos Bible Software is an affiliate partner of Anglican Compass. I regularly recommend their software and resources because I think that they’re incredibly beneficial to anyone who wants to learn more about the Bible and Christian theology.

If you take a look at Logos’ offerings, you’ll notice that, in addition to selling thousands of books individually, 

By |2021-06-22T10:39:38-05:00June 22nd, 2021|Categories: Miscellaneous|Tags: , |1 Comment

Logos 9: A Bible Software Review

If you regularly study the Bible—whether for preaching, teaching, or discipleship—you should take a look at Logos Bible Software. It’s a substantial financial investment, to be sure. But it’s a great way to upgrade your biblical and theological studies!

(Logos is an affiliate partner of Anglican Compass, and from now until June 15, you […]

By |2021-05-06T15:52:40-05:00May 6th, 2021|Categories: Miscellaneous|Tags: , |0 Comments

Speaking of Pandemics: Oberammergau’s 2022 Passion Play [UPDATE!]

Another Pandemic

Nearly 400 years ago, the people of a small German hamlet were worried that the Black Death, the Bubonic Plague, would wipe out their village as it had much of Western Europe. Bavaria is a pastoral area just north of the Swiss Alps. It is famously beautiful and serene. But the leadership of the small town of Oberammergau were […]

By |2021-05-05T13:36:51-05:00May 5th, 2021|Categories: Events, Miscellaneous|Tags: |2 Comments

The Ordinary Ways of God

The Bible is filled with passages that declare the wonder and majesty of our God. He is extraordinary in every way. Isaiah described a scene so holy that it left him nearly speechless! (Isaiah 6) God’s ways can be supernatural, and the way He works and moves in our lives can be spectacular and miraculous.

But not ordinarily.

By |2021-05-04T08:56:25-05:00May 4th, 2021|Categories: Miscellaneous|Tags: |0 Comments

Which Book of Common Prayer should you buy? This one!

If you’re interested in the Book of Common Prayer, you should get yourself a copy of the “new” 1662 Book of Common Prayer International Edition.

The editors of this new edition of the classic Anglican Prayer Book (Samuel Bray and Drew […]

By |2021-06-18T05:29:59-05:00April 16th, 2021|Categories: Miscellaneous|0 Comments

Best Bible Study Resources: Revelation

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.

By |2021-04-01T12:23:43-05:00April 1st, 2021|Categories: Miscellaneous|Tags: , |2 Comments

Creative Worship in a Time of Coronavirus

In 2020, COVID-19 challenged our churches’ production and practice of congregational worship. The isolation resulting from quarantines and shutdowns raised questions about discipleship and the practice of worship in our homes and daily lives. 

Yet, in response to these questions, creativity sprouted from the absence of familiar traditions associated with liturgical worship. I went on […]

By |2021-03-26T05:58:10-05:00March 26th, 2021|Categories: Miscellaneous|Tags: , |0 Comments

How to Become Anglican and Join an Anglican Church

Whether you are a new believer or a long-time follower of Jesus Christ, maybe you’ve found a church in the Anglican tradition that you’d like to join. How do you do that? What does it look like for you to become Anglican? In this article, I hope to clarify what church membership is, how it is practiced in […]

By |2021-03-15T06:44:35-05:00March 15th, 2021|Categories: Miscellaneous|5 Comments

How to Make Disciples at Home: Use the Creeds!

In giving the Great Commission, Jesus does not call us to make converts, nor does he call us to make professional theologians. He calls us to make disciples. Then He plainly tells us the “Who” – all nations – and the “How” – baptize and instruct in the teachings of Christ. This is both a manageable and weighty […]

By |2021-03-14T17:35:14-05:00March 14th, 2021|Categories: Miscellaneous|Tags: , , , |1 Comment

A Way with Words by Daniel Darling (Brief Book Review)

I don’t know about you, but sometimes I despair about the quality of online conversations among Christians. I’m sure that every tribe has their issues, but we Anglicans can be particularly menacing in Twitter threads and Facebook comments. We’re trying to chart a better, “clarity and charity” path forward here at Anglican Compass, but it’s tough to do! […]

By |2021-02-10T17:01:26-06:00February 10th, 2021|Categories: Miscellaneous|Tags: , |0 Comments

Learning Theology through the Church’s Worship by Dennis Okholm (Review)

Theology and worship are, or at least ought to be, inseparable. Furthermore, every Christian is a theologian, not just the academics. And we Christians should follow the examples of our early brothers and sisters in Christ who “devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and fellowship, to the breaking of bread and the prayers” (Acts 2:42). What a fine […]

By |2021-02-10T17:01:14-06:00February 2nd, 2021|Categories: Miscellaneous, Theology|Tags: , |1 Comment