Collect Reflections: The Second Sunday of Epiphany

This post, in addition to being a part of Rookie Anglican, is part of a series on the Collects of the Christian Year (ACNA), called “Collect Reflections.” If you’re just jumping in, make sure to check out the introductory post, “Announcing Collect Reflections.” All Collect Reflection posts can be found here. The Second Sunday of Epiphany Almighty God, whose Son our Savior Jesus [...]

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

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 [...]

Selfie Jesus

Twenty five years ago, Depeche Mode released the song "Personal Jesus." The idea of creating one's own Jesus was not new, and it it was apparantly popular because the song reached the Top 40 and is included in the Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Songs of All Time. And just a brief survey of American religion reveals quite a few options for creating [...]

By |2019-01-08T17:05:51-06:00August 25th, 2015|Categories: Anglicanism, Theology|Tags: , , |1 Comment