Why I Became Anglican (And You Should, Too!)

Posted on June 6, 2023
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After nearly four years of prayer, discernment, and hard discussions with friends and mentors, I officially left the Southern Baptist life I had grown up in to be confirmed into the Anglican Church of North America. This was a difficult decision for me. I had grown to love the biblical commitment of the SBC and…

The Anglican Way: Both Catholic and Reformed

Posted on March 22, 2023
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“What is Anglicanism?” I’ve heard all kinds of answers. Some define it as catholic. Others speak of it as reformed. Then most offer the “middle way” (via media) for a definition. Via Media? It’s true that via media has often become the primary identifier for Anglicanism. But it is not a positive definition. It was…

A New Generation of Anglicans

Posted on December 12, 2022
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Today there is a new generation of Anglicans joining the Church. Through my work on the Word & Table podcast, and with Saint Paul’s House of Formation, I have had the privilege of meeting and speaking with many. In my experience, the majority of these converts are millennials from evangelical protestant traditions. Over the last…

What Anglicanism is Not

Posted on March 16, 2017
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For me, it is much easier to understand what Anglicanism is by first understanding what it is not. I am convinced of this helpful principle because my own personal journey into Anglicanism is an illustration of it. Catholic and Protestant: Neither, but Both Let’s be honest, most people think one of two things—perhaps even both!—…

My Journey Into Anglicanism – by Zachary Dewey

Posted on January 19, 2017
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This post is a part of Rookie Anglican, a blog dedicated to Making Anglicanism Accessible. A Brief Defense of “Conversion” Stories Sometimes I wish I lived in Church of the first Millennia, before the Great Schism of 1054. Things would be a heck of a lot easier. One could simply say “I’m a Christian” and…

Anglicans and Roman Catholics

Posted on October 15, 2015
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Anglicans are sometimes said to be “a little bit protestant and a little bit catholic.”  That’s probably true to some extent, as a description of what people see in a worship service. However, even though the Roman church owns the domain extension .catholic, we Anglicans see ourselves as both fully catholic and as a church…