Mystic Hunger and an Anglican Feast

Posted on May 9, 2024
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I was a young child the first time I encountered the sign of the cross. It must have been on TV—probably watching The Sound of Music for the hundredth time. Having grown up in a staunchly non-liturgical evangelical home, I can’t imagine where else I would have ever seen such a gesture. It captivated me….

The Decalogue: A Rookie Anglican Guide

Posted on March 12, 2024
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The Decalogue is a responsive paraphrase of the Ten Commandments, used (sometimes) in the Sunday Communion service. Each commandment is recited by the priest and is followed by a congregational response. For example, here is the first commandment: God spoke these words and said: I am the Lord your God. You shall have no other…

We Praise You, O God: A Commentary on the Te Deum

Posted on August 8, 2023
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The Early Church has furnished us with a wellspring of liturgical resources. Studies in this area have seen a minor renaissance as modern Christians, particularly Evangelicals, have expressed a desire for a living tradition to hold on to. [1] They desire for this tradition to not simply be the accepted beliefs and practices of those…

From Methodist to Anglican: Returning to the Church of the Wesleys

Posted on May 23, 2023
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In 2022, I left my spiritual home of over 23 years. God was calling me from the United Methodist Church to the Anglican Church, and I am just now beginning to put this spiritual journey into words.  I realized that the United Methodist Church denomination that had nurtured me for so long was shifting. However,…

Living in Liturgy: My Anglican Journey

Posted on January 30, 2020
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We first enter through the bright red doors of an Anglican church, a preteen and two teenagers in tow. Questions permeate my thoughts, how will our children endure this shift, especially at this stage of their spiritual development? Is this even the right choice for our family? We have all grown up within the Church;…

Five Reasons Why You Should Focus on Your Pulpit

Posted on August 14, 2018
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Anglicans love liturgy. This has always been true, but in the past couple of decades, I’ve seen more and more young clergy who are especially enamored with the formational impact of rightly ordered worship. I would imagine this phenomenon is due mostly to a generation of young priests drawn to the Anglican way from a…