Behind the Hymn: It Is Well

“It is well” is a hymn of sorrow and faith, written by a father grappling with natural disaster and death.

Horatio Spafford was a Chicago lawyer and friend of evangelist Dwight Moody. In 1873, to visit Moody’s preaching campaign in England, he planned a trip for his family to Europe, and sent his wife Anna and daughters […]

By |2022-09-29T09:51:11-05:00September 28th, 2022|Categories: Miscellaneous|0 Comments

New Wineskins: One Mission

New Wineskins hosts the largest Anglican-focused missions conference in the world. The 2022 conference is September 22-25, just outside Asheville, NC. There will be four days of outstanding teaching and workshops with 120+ speakers! Register for the free livestream here or visit the website here. The goal is […]

By |2022-09-29T07:09:35-05:00September 21st, 2022|Categories: Ministry, Miscellaneous, Missions & Church Planting|0 Comments

Winfield Bevins on “Liturgical Mission”

The following is excerpted from “Liturgical Mission” by Winfield Bevins, published by IVP. Winfield is also the author of “Simply Anglican,” published by Anglican Compass.

The word mission comes from the Latin word missio, and simply means “sending” or “being sent.” If we are sent, then there must be a sender. From a Christian perspective, mission begins not with […]

By |2022-09-29T08:12:22-05:00September 18th, 2022|Categories: Liturgy & Worship, Ministry, Miscellaneous, Missions & Church Planting|0 Comments

Why are Anglicans Pro-Life?

By the Rev. Deacon Georgette Forney and Anglican Compass

The Scriptures Teach Us to Be Pro-Life

People often say that abortion isn’t mentioned in the Bible. But the command to protect and honor Life is implicit in every word of Scripture.

First, we need to understand that the value of human life is based in our creation by God and in our redemption […]

By |2022-06-29T09:26:11-05:00June 28th, 2022|Categories: Miscellaneous, Theology|7 Comments

The History of the Easter Week Collects

Easter is a long season of feasting, lasting a full 50 days. And the celebration is especially pronounced in the first week after Easter, often called Easter Week or Bright Week. For more on the season of Easter, check out our Rookie Anglican Guide to Eastertide.

In this post we outline the history of the Easter Week Collects, which are […]

By |2022-04-23T22:49:23-05:00April 23rd, 2022|Categories: Miscellaneous|0 Comments

Let Us Keep the Feast: The Eucharist as a Visible Act of Justice

Liturgy, individually and corporately, has led to a significant turning in my heart. The practice of daily surrender and repentance has allowed me to see my own need for healing, the ways injustice operates in my very own heart against others and myself. When I participate in the work God is doing in the Eucharist, I am sustained. Fed […]

By |2022-09-13T08:35:01-05:00December 23rd, 2021|Categories: Church and Society, Miscellaneous, Sacraments|1 Comment

Catechize Like a Deacon

“You have entreated me, brother Deogratias, to send you something in writing which might be of use to you on the question of instructing beginners in the faith. As you say, in Carthage, where you are a deacon, those who are to be given their initial grounding in Christian faith are often brought to you because you are […]

By |2021-10-25T09:39:12-05:00October 26th, 2021|Categories: Miscellaneous|1 Comment

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 |2022-03-21T11:44:23-05:00August 24th, 2021|Categories: Miscellaneous|5 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: , |2 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: , |1 Comment

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

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