Lent at Antioch: The Spiritual Disciplines of the First Christians

Posted on March 5, 2024

The first Christians did not have the word Lent, nor did they have a season of forty days before Easter. However, they did practice the spiritual disciplines of Lent: almsgiving, fasting, and prayer. In the New Testament, we see all three practices together at the church at Antioch, where believers were first called Christians. Acts…

Was St. Paul an Anglican?

Posted on October 5, 2023

As an Anglican, I’ve always been fascinated with the familiar rapport between the Apostle Paul and his understudy, Timothy. Their friendship and partnership, forged through correspondence and cooperative missionary efforts, are familiar to me, as they are to most Anglican Christians. My title question, “Was St. Paul an Anglican?” is tongue-in-cheek, of course. But I…

Beheaded for the Gospel: A Legacy of Martyrs

Posted on August 26, 2023

Across church history’s rich tapestry, the thread of martyrdom emerges as a vivid testament to Christ. As we join in prayer on the feast days of martyrs, we petition God in the collect, “Grant that we may always be ready to give a reason for the hope that is in us, and to suffer gladly…