St. Aidan and the Legacy of Lindisfarne

Posted on August 31, 2023

Long before the Reformation, the groundwork of the Anglican tradition was laid. Saints across the islands of Great Britain and Ireland spread Christianity to a previously Pagan people, with expressions that often differed from those in Continental Europe. Because of their influence on our tradition, these saints are usually listed among the Anglican commemorations in…

Beheaded for the Gospel: A Legacy of Martyrs

Posted on August 26, 2023

Across church history’s rich tapestry, the thread of martyrdom emerges as a vivid testament to Christ. As we join in prayer on the feast days of martyrs, we petition God in the collect, “Grant that we may always be ready to give a reason for the hope that is in us, and to suffer gladly…

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…

Both Twitter And Threads: On Fishing in Multiple Streams

Posted on July 11, 2023

Yes, Anglican Compass has started a new Threads account. Check it out here! But we are not getting rid of our Twitter account. You can find it here! We use multiple platforms because we are fishers of men, and we want to catch fish in multiple streams. A Day on Twitter and Threads To illustrate why…

Jumping and Joyful: On the Alignment of Dobbs and John the Baptist

Posted on June 23, 2023

June 24th marks the anniversary of Dobbs v. Jackson, the Supreme Court decision which overturned Roe v. Wade and ended the era of unrestricted abortion. June 24th is also the Feast of the Nativity of John the Baptist, who leaped in the womb at the presence of Christ. It’s a jumping and joyful providence. Celebrating Dobbs…

From Methodist to Anglican: Returning to the Church of the Wesleys

Posted on May 23, 2023

In 2022, I left my spiritual home of over 23 years. God was calling me from the United Methodist Church to the Anglican Church, and I am just now beginning to put this spiritual journey into words.  I realized that the United Methodist Church denomination that had nurtured me for so long was shifting. However,…

7 Principles for Anglican Church Planting

Posted on May 10, 2023

This article is adapted from Dan Alger’s book: “Word and Sacrament: Ancient Traditions for Modern Church Planting.” 1. Anglican Church Planting Begins With Submission Our church planting work does not begin with our plans and our vision; our planting work starts in submission. If you want a megachurch and a book deal, don’t plant an…

Henry Munyaneza: A Christian Artist in Kigali

Posted on April 20, 2023

Henry Munyaneza is a 19 year-old Christian artist in Kigali, whose art is prolific and profound. Featured on Lion and Vine, Henry’s work is now attracting international attention. Meeting Henry I visited Henry’s small studio and gallery in Kigali, at Kacyiru KN 8, during a lunch break of GAFCON IV. I was immediately impressed by his…