Full Circle with Anglican Compass: The Editor’s Story

Posted on June 14, 2023
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Becoming the Editor of Anglican Compass is a full-circle experience. It’s possible that I wouldn’t be an Anglican without Anglican Compass, much less have been ordained a priest in this tradition. I spent my first 34 years in Southern Baptist churches, after all. Only God could have orchestrated the journey by which he led me…

The Parish at Sea: A Day in the Life of a Navy Chaplain

Posted on March 6, 2023
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As with any other day, I awake before sunrise and take my breakfast amongst my fellows. Today I sat across from the doctor, enjoying a pleasant conversation with him before departing to the chapel for Matins. After vesting and preparing the lectern Bible for the morning’s readings, Jake enters the chapel. Although not the parish…

A Call to College Ministry

Posted on March 2, 2023
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We are the Hunters, and this fall our family will start an Anglican college ministry at the University of Louisiana in Lafayette (pictured above). We are calling the ministry Campus Communion, because we serve the campus, proclaiming union with God and each other through the gospel of Jesus Christ. But I’m getting ahead of myself….

A Liberty Student Finds Anglicanism

Posted on February 27, 2023
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I reached a spiritual breaking point when I started college at Liberty University. Everyone seemed to be talking directly to Yahweh except for me, yet I couldn’t shake this feeling that something was off and that we were chasing not Christ, but a feeling, and that I was doing the same. Son of a Baptist…

Clarity for a New Anglican

Posted on February 15, 2023
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When I was first getting my feet under me as a new Anglican, exploring what ordination could look like, it was tough to get my bearings. Sometimes it could feel as if the deeper I got into Anglicanism, the more confusing it was! Clarity & Charity My immediate context practiced a particular form of churchmanship…

An Anglican Mission in Cambodia

Posted on February 11, 2023
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We are the Pellonis, a young family with four daughters, living and serving in Cambodia since 2015. Entirely unexpectedly, by God’s providence, we are now worshiping in an Anglican Church, learning all about the church through Anglican Compass, and preparing to serve as Anglican missionaries through SAMS. Finding the Anglican Church in Cambodia When we…

Emotional Stability in the Daily Office

Posted on February 3, 2023
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Stability is required in any relationship. This is no less true for our Divine relationship than it is for our human ones. Just as marriages fail if fueled only by emotional highs, so Christians who live their lives seeking ecstatic experiences soon burn out. As a teenager and young man, I was seeking these Divine…

Finding God in the Daily Office

Posted on January 10, 2023
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My first memory of finding God in the Daily Office (Morning and Evening Prayer) was the Lenten season of 2016. My marriage was falling apart, my 11-year-old son was struggling with anger and on the edge of being expelled from school, my work environment was toxic and exhausting: in short, it was the usual trifecta of…

Alaskan Deacon Argues with God

Posted on December 20, 2022
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As part of our True North Campaign, we are publishing articles highlighting the impact of Anglican Compass. Here, we welcome Deacon Craig Daugherty, who shares a story from his ministry in Fairbanks, Alaska. Enjoy! In an isolated place such as Fairbanks, Alaska, I am grateful for the connections, challenges, and renewal that the writings of…