Do Anglicans even *care* about the Bible? 📖

Posted on June 18, 2021
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Let’s be honest: When you think of a “Bible church,” you probably don’t think of an Anglican church. Nevertheless, Holy Scripture has played a very important role in the Anglican tradition. Let’s take a look at what some of the foundational documents of Anglicanism have to say about the Bible! By the way, these Anglican…

Are You a Proficient Christian?

Posted on May 19, 2021
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Christianity is a way of life with its own practices, rhythms, and habits! Along these lines, I’d like to share with you a book by Martin Thornton called Christian Proficiency. (I picked up a used copy on abebooks.com, but it’s also published by Wipf & Stock.) This book is a fantastic overview of the basics…

4 Lessons Everyone Can Learn from Anglican UX!

Posted on May 13, 2021
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When it comes to “user experience” (UX) in the church, there’s often a lot to be desired. To paint with a criminally broad brush, churches that do a great job making things accessible often play fast and loose with traditional Christian content. You get churches that look and feel like movie theaters or concert venues….

Hooker? Yes! Headache? No!

Posted on May 4, 2021
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If, like me, you occasionally think to yourself “I really should read some more of the Anglican classics,” but you don’t have enough money or patience to wade through turgid prose in ancient volumes that either cost an arm and a leg or are difficult to find, then you really need to check out what…

Let’s talk about Baptism!

Posted on March 22, 2021
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Last week in The Curate, we took a look at what Anglicans have to say about the meaning and number of “sacrament/s” in general. This week, let’s take a closer look at what Anglicans believe about the first of the two “sacraments of the Gospel,” Baptism! Article 27: Of Baptism Article 27 of the 39…

What even IS a sacrament, anyway?

Posted on March 17, 2021
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One of the terrible ironies of church history is that the sacraments, which are supposed to both enable and embody our unity as Christians, have often been the source of intense division. But, as one of my seminary profs (a Lutheran) reminded us, the response to this division can’t be to ignore the sacraments! In…

🙏 How to pray the Anglican way [Welcome to The Curate!]

Posted on March 1, 2021
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Welcome to The Curate (pronounced “kyoor-it”), a weekly curated email newsletter (get it?!) from Anglican Compass with the very best of Anglicanism, liturgy, sacraments, prayer, etc.! (NOTE: This post was originally an email sent to our subscribers on March 1, 2021.) Whether you’re Anglican or not, if you’d like your walk with Christ to benefit from the wisdom of…