The Incarnation: What is It? Why Does it Matter?

This post is a part of Rookie Anglican, a blog dedicated to Making Anglicanism Accessible. It was first preached as a sermon by Fr. Steven Lanclos on January 3, 2018 at Anglican Church of the Good Shepherd in Pelham, AL. That which was from the beginning, which we have heard, which we have seen with our eyes, which we looked [...]

By |2019-01-08T17:05:34-06:00January 4th, 2018|Categories: Anglicanism, Theology|Tags: , , , , , , |0 Comments

What They Are Saying About The Incarnation

Here are a few lines from some of the wisest writers and thinkers...  Drink deep and believe!   --David Roseberry from LeaderWorks Hast thou not heard, that my Lord Jesus di’d? Then let me tell thee a strange storie. The God of power, as he did ride In his majestic robes of glorie, Reserv’d to light; and so one day [...]

By |2019-01-10T16:54:46-06:00December 21st, 2016|Categories: Anglicanism|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

The Twelve Days of Christmas and The Epiphany

The Twelve Days of Christmas and The Epiphany 2017-2018 Edition  The Twelve Days and the Epiphany are a great time to spend a few moments each day in prayer, scripture, and praise. These simple devotions, based on the Daily Office, are designed to be short but focused.  Printable Version   24 DECEMBER • Christmas Eve Psalm 89:1-29 • Philippians 2:5-11 O [...]

By |2019-01-04T22:41:07-06:00December 23rd, 2015|Categories: Anglicanism|Tags: , , |2 Comments

The “Perfect” Christmas Eve Sermon??

Christmas Eve is rough on preachers; at least for this one. The atmosphere for a truly great sermon is all there: scenery, families, music, lighting, Scripture, attendance, joy, and a holy hope in every heart and on every face. But my Christmas Eve sermons (33 and counting) are never equal to this setting. They always seem weak and small when uttered in the [...]

Introducing The Sacramental Imagination

Our church plant’s first major purchase was a chalice. Why? The Eucharist is Christianity’s first and ultimate church planting strategy. It’s not just a sentimental moment to recall our Lord’s sacrifice. The Holy Eucharist is the celebration and realization of God reconciling all things through Jesus Christ (2 Cor. 5:19, Col 1:20). If this is true, then our participation in the [...]

By |2019-01-04T22:42:25-06:00September 30th, 2015|Categories: Anglicanism|Tags: , , |1 Comment

Jesus, Human

In the thought provoking (and action-packed) movie Avengers: Age of Ultron, Ultron (played marvelously by James Spader) is created to save humanity. But his idea of saving humans is to exterminate us. If he can destroy us, then we can be saved from ourselves. Ultron. Via www.marvel.com Here's Ultron's Plan:  "I know you're good people. I know you mean well. [...]

By |2019-01-04T22:43:07-06:00July 16th, 2015|Categories: Anglicanism|Tags: , |0 Comments