Do Anglicans Care as much about Mission(s) as Evangelicals?

It was a sunny day in Glasgow and the preacher was speaking to thousands of people in one of the large parks of the city. I had attended with a number of friends from a Christian campus ministry in Edinburgh where I was working on my PhD in Divinity (focus, World Christianity. Shameless plug: buy the book.) The preacher in [...]

By |2020-01-14T10:21:55-06:00April 11th, 2019|Categories: Anglicanism, Opinion, Theology|Tags: , |1 Comment

The Legacy of St. Patrick

Happy St. Patrick's Day.  While the day has taken on a life of its own in the form of pots of gold, shamrocks, green beer, and the promise of a country without snakes, there are important truths about St. Patrick's life that should not be missed.  Here are a few things that I posted over at LeaderWorks...and a few others. [...]

By |2019-03-08T12:22:29-06:00March 17th, 2018|Categories: Miscellaneous|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Patrick

My name is Patrick. I am a sinner, a simple country person, and the least of all believers. I am looked down upon by many. And so begins the Confession of St. Patrick, a vivid, honest, and faithful account of what God had done in his life. It makes for great reading. About two years ago I led a group [...]

By |2019-03-08T16:16:29-06:00March 16th, 2018|Categories: History, Miscellaneous|Tags: , , , , |2 Comments

Welcoming all as Christ

Welcome all as Christ The Rule of Saint Benedict may seem antiquated to us today. Written in the early 6th century as a rule of life for those living together in community as Christians and monks, the Rule of Saint Benedict provided much needed direction and a path to living in community without killing each other (Anyone who has had [...]

By |2016-08-25T10:09:57-05:00August 25th, 2016|Categories: Miscellaneous|Tags: , , |2 Comments

Ancient Anglican Evangelism

There is a perception that Anglicans in North America don't have our own history of evangelism. Or at least not one that comes from within our own tradition. Not true! The church in England began by a powerful evangelistic mission that followed Jesus' commands in Luke's Gospel. So the Anglican tradition has within itself a powerful story of evangelism and [...]

By |2019-01-08T17:06:52-06:00July 21st, 2016|Categories: Anglicanism, History|Tags: , , , |6 Comments

Anglican Worship: The Focus is Not My Experience

At the heart of every church tradition is one priority which shapes the identity of the community. This central aspect is the source of its energy and vision, and becomes the first of all other priorities. This aspect determines much, if not all, of its distinctive traits and eventually becomes the touchstone for every other facet of church life. For [...]

By |2019-01-08T17:05:49-06:00May 24th, 2016|Categories: Anglicanism, Theology|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Story of a Multicultural Church Plant

With over 337 languages, the United States has become one of the most multicultural and multilingual nations on earth. To meet the challenge, the Anglican Church in North America has embraced a broad range of individuals who are carrying out the church planting mission. Through this diversity, one can see that one size does not fit all and one model [...]

By |2015-12-16T07:48:42-06:00December 16th, 2015|Categories: For Pastors|Tags: , |0 Comments

Why We Plant 3: Mission

"Jesus said to them again, "Peace be with you. As the Father has sent me, even so I send you." John 20:21 In many missionary circles it is often said: “The Church doesn't have a mission. God has a mission. And His mission has a Church.” Quite right! God the Son, Jesus Christ Our Lord was sent into this world by [...]

By |2015-06-08T16:13:35-05:00June 10th, 2015|Categories: For Pastors|Tags: , |0 Comments

Why Plant More Churches?

Part One: Our World Needs More Churches We live in the midst of one of the greatest mission fields the Church has ever seen. In North America today, there are almost 160 million unchurched and unreached people. We are reaching a point at which American Christians have a greater opportunity for mission staying exactly where they are than heading overseas. The [...]

By |2015-07-28T13:00:18-05:00May 12th, 2015|Categories: For Pastors|Tags: , |0 Comments