Announcing The Liturgical Home: Lent

Posted on January 15, 2024
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With our series on “The Liturgical Home,” we aim to support families in discipleship to Christ through the wisdom of the Anglican tradition. Ashley Tumlin Wallace is a wonderful guide, and Anglican Compass is thrilled to publish her new guidebook on Lent. It’s an incredible resource, helping you walk through Lent’s rich meaning and traditions…

The Rector, the Vestry, and the Bishop: A Foreword by Bob Duncan

Posted on January 3, 2024
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Anglican Compass is proud to publish the Rev. Canon David Roseberry’s new book, The Rector, the Vestry, and the Bishop. It is already getting widespread acclaim from rectors, vestry members, and bishops throughout the Anglican Church in North America (ACNA). Below is the forward to the book by none other than the founding Archbishop and…

Praise for The Rector, the Vestry, and the Bishop

Posted on December 20, 2023
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Anglican Compass is excited to announce our publication of The Rector, the Vestry, and the Bishop by the Rev. Canon David Roseberry, now available in paperback and on Kindle. It is a second, significantly expanded edition of his book The Rector and the Vestry. The first edition has been used for teaching, training, and orientation…

Was St. Paul an Anglican?

Posted on October 5, 2023
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As an Anglican, I’ve always been fascinated with the familiar rapport between the Apostle Paul and his understudy, Timothy. Their friendship and partnership, forged through correspondence and cooperative missionary efforts, are familiar to me, as they are to most Anglican Christians. My title question, “Was St. Paul an Anglican?” is tongue-in-cheek, of course. But I…

Reformation Anglican Worship by Jensen (Review)

Posted on August 25, 2021
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Prefatory note: This is an updated version of my earlier review of Reformation Anglican Worship. The original post engendered a fruitful and clarifying conversation between the Rev. Dr. Jensen and myself, in which I profited much. In particular, he highlighted a couple of areas in that first version where he felt my reading was not…

All Things Anglican by Throup (Review)

Posted on August 16, 2021
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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…

There is a Future: A Year of Daily Midrash by Bornman (Review)

Posted on August 12, 2021
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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…

The City is My Monastery by Richard Carter (Review)

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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…

An Outline of an Anglican Life by Tarsitano (Review)

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I regret not having come across this book earlier in my exploration of Anglicanism. For those of us who come from contemporary or non-liturgical church settings, our first encounter with Anglicanism can be confusing. But here, in a concise 185 pages, is a book that answers literally scores of questions about this form of the…