Read “The Rector and the Vestry,” A Guide for Rectors, Wardens, and Vestry Members

It took about three months to finish this one phone call. When I was done, I had a book called The Rector and the Vestry. It is now available on Amazon. In November of 2019, I was speaking with a friend and colleague in ministry. He is the Rector of a small but growing church that he planted about seven [...]

By |2020-03-24T20:43:16-05:00March 23rd, 2020|Categories: For Pastors|Tags: |0 Comments

What They Are Saying about “A Thrill of Hope” by Ashley Wallace!

The following is Tai French's review of A Thrill of Hope: Celebrating Advent at Home by Ashley Wallace. If you, like Tai, enjoy A Thrill of Hope, would you please leave a 5-star review on Amazon? It's the best, easiest way to get the word out about Anglican Pastor's very first book! A brief and delightful read, A Thrill of [...]

By |2019-11-27T08:03:10-06:00November 27th, 2019|Categories: Miscellaneous|Tags: , , |0 Comments

The Daily Office Is Not Enough: The Importance of Reading Scripture Devotionally

It was J. I. Packer who made an Anglican out of me. Although I had attended a student-led Anglican service when I first became a seminarian at Regent College, it wasn’t until I moved to the Anglican church that Dr. Packer attended (and at which he sometimes led liturgy) that I was struck by the beauty and majesty of Anglican [...]

By |2020-01-14T09:39:59-06:00October 17th, 2019|Categories: Daily Office & Prayer, Opinion|Tags: , |3 Comments

REVIEW: “We Give Our Thanks Unto Thee: Essays in Memory of Fr. Alexander Schmemann,” edited by Porter C. Taylor

How should the Church relate to the world? Is our primary relationship one of acceptance or rejection, engagement or retreat, affection or animosity? Is it appropriate for ordained clergy to engage in local or national politics, even from the pulpit? How exactly are we to think of this world, this beautiful gift and fallen mess which we are “in,” but [...]

By |2019-05-15T21:44:29-05:00May 16th, 2019|Categories: Miscellaneous, Theology|Tags: , |1 Comment

REVIEW: “Ever Ancient, Ever New,” by Winfield Bevins

"What is the allure of liturgy for a new generation?" Based upon his field research over the past few years, Winfield Bevins has provided us with a book-length answer to this question in Ever Ancient, Ever New: The Allure of Liturgy for a New Generation. I'm very glad he's done so, because this question is of existential significance for me [...]

By |2019-03-24T12:51:07-05:00March 23rd, 2019|Categories: Anglicanism, Liturgy & Worship|Tags: , |0 Comments

REVIEW: “Blessed, Broken, Given,” by Glenn Packiam

How does the Christian table meal shape us as individuals and as the church? Why is bread at the center of Jesus' meal? What does this have to do with feeding a spiritually and physically hungry world? Glenn Packiam, associate senior pastor and Anglican Priest serving at New Life Church, Colorado Springs, has written a book with pastorally accessible, theologically [...]

By |2019-03-11T20:58:20-05:00March 11th, 2019|Categories: Anglicanism, Sacraments|Tags: , , |1 Comment

What’s Drawing a New Generation to Liturgy? An Interview with Author Winfield Bevins

UPDATE: Read our review of this book. Winfield Bevins has been a part of the team here at Anglican Pastor for a while now. (Click here to read his posts.) We’re excited to announce the publication of his latest book, Ever Ancient, Ever New: The Allure of Liturgy for a New Generation on March 5, 2019. As somewhat of a [...]

By |2019-03-24T12:54:30-05:00February 21st, 2019|Categories: Anglicanism, Liturgy & Worship|Tags: , , , |1 Comment

Why You Should Read Scot McKnight’s New Book about Infant Baptism

I was baptized as a (very slightly) older child when I was 6 years old. I was baptized because I had decided to follow Jesus and “accept him into my heart,” as I said at the time. For the next 17 years, I was confident that only professing believers should be baptized. I no longer believe that, but as someone [...]

By |2019-05-22T11:54:22-05:00September 10th, 2018|Categories: Anglicanism|Tags: , , , |3 Comments

Come Be A Gracist: A Recommendation of Gracism by David A. Anderson

Note: The Anglican Multi-Ethnic Network exists to help Anglicans in North America better reflect the diversity of the body of Christ in local churches so that our churches’ ethnic make-up manifests the universal saving power of the gospel and its ability to unite all people under the lordship of Christ. Part of that work involves dealing with the historic causes [...]

By |2018-01-29T15:29:54-06:00January 4th, 2018|Categories: Miscellaneous|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Here Are All the Morning and Evening Prayer Scripture Readings for this Church Year (ACNA Daily Office Lectionary Year B, 2017-2018)

UPDATE: The ACNA has released a new (January 2018) Daily Office Lectionary. CLICK HERE to access the new version. In the interests of making the ACNA Daily Office Liturgies and Lectionary more accessible, I've been creating Rookie Anglican Daily Office Booklets for just over a year. As I prepare to release the next Daily Office Booklet (for Christmastide through Pentecost, [...]

Thomas McKenzie’s The Anglican Way – A Review by Kyle Joudry

This post is a part of Rookie Anglican, a blog dedicated to Making Anglicanism Accessible. Background In the summer of 2016, my wife and I were preparing to move to a new city. Leading up to the move, we often returned to a discussion of searching for a new church community. She has been raised within the Baptist tradition and [...]

By |2019-01-08T17:36:06-06:00February 16th, 2017|Categories: Anglicanism, Sacraments|Tags: , , , , |4 Comments

You Should Read: Evangelicals on the Canterbury Trail – A Review by Renada Thompson

We all know the Canterbury Trail is a place for stories. In his book Evangelicals on the Canterbury Trail [affiliate link], Robert Webber follows Chaucer’s example by presenting a collection of tales leading us to reflect on our own spiritual journeys. Through his own story and others, Webber shows why people from evangelical churches find themselves drawn to Anglican and Episcopalian [...]

By |2019-01-04T22:38:24-06:00January 31st, 2017|Categories: Anglicanism|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Don’t Give Up on Lent (Read this Great Book First)

For some, Lent still conjures only thoughts of Mardi Gras or cutting chocolate from your diet. But many American evangelicals are discovering (or, in some cases, re-discovering) Lent. Many are entering into this time with some hesitations and questions. It creates a challenge for church leaders who are trying to teach the meaning of Lent in the midst of leading [...]

By |2019-02-19T22:00:09-06:00January 19th, 2017|Categories: Anglicanism, Leadership, Liturgy & Worship|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

An Anglican “Top Ten,” As It Were – A Reading List by Gerald R. McDermott

NB: This is not a list of the ten best Anglican books. It is a list of (actually) sixteen works by twelve authors who have influenced me the most, and the ones therefore that I recommend with enthusiasm to Anglicans and those who are Anglican-curious. Richard Hooker, Of the Laws of Ecclesiastical Polity (All titles are affiliate links to Amazon) [...]

By |2019-01-04T22:38:33-06:00January 12th, 2017|Categories: Anglicanism|Tags: , |10 Comments