Cultivating a Robust Ministry of Deacons

Posted on September 21, 2023
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As Anglicans, we have inherited a rich and robust theology of the diaconal office. We believe that deacons are essential and necessary for a healthy Church. Despite this, our stewardship of the office has not always yielded an equally rich and robust diaconal ministry. Why do we have such a disconnect between theology and practice?…

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…

Catechize Like a Deacon

Posted on October 26, 2021
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“You have entreated me, brother Deogratias, to send you something in writing that might be of use to you on the question of instructing beginners in the faith. As you say, in Carthage, where you are a deacon, those who are to be given their initial grounding in Christian faith are often brought to you…