A Review of “Uncommon Ground: Living Faithfully in a World of Difference,” Edited by Timothy Keller and John Inazu

Timothy Keller and John Inazu—along with 10 other contributors, ranging from Tish Harrison Warren to Lecrae—have put together a book that describes “how Christians can engage with those around us, while both respecting people whose beliefs differ from our own and maintaining our gospel confidence” (xi). They are looking for a way forward for the church in a society where [...]

By |2020-05-14T09:01:07-05:00May 14th, 2020|Categories: Miscellaneous|Tags: , , |0 Comments

How to Lead in Uncharted Territory: A Review of “Canoeing the Mountains” by Tod Bolsinger

Canoeing the Mountains: Christian Leadership in Uncharted Territory by Tod Bolsinger came highly recommended. Last year, I received a copy of the book from Archbishop Foley Beach. He had read it and found it so helpful that he sent each rector in our Diocese (ADOTS) a copy of the book. The premise of the book focuses on Christian leadership in [...]

By |2020-05-08T06:44:53-05:00May 8th, 2020|Categories: For Pastors, Leadership|Tags: , |0 Comments

Looking for Excellent Christian Music for Children? A Review of “All Creatures” by Rain for Roots

All creating is a work of collaboration. We see this in our triune God (Father, Son and Holy Spirit) who made this world and all the heavens at first out of nothing, but then out of things he already created: people, created out of dust of the earth; seas, created out of expanses of water gathered into sections; fruit, coming [...]

By |2020-05-08T10:57:37-05:00May 8th, 2020|Categories: Miscellaneous|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Want to Learn More about Christianity and Anglicanism? Read the ACNA’s New Catechism

As an update to the 2014 “Working Edition,” The Anglican Church in North America (ACNA) has released the “Approved Edition” of its catechism: To Be a Christian: An Anglican Catechism (Crossway, 2020). (You can download a free and easy-to-navigate PDF of the catechism by clicking here.) In case you’re unfamiliar with the term, a “catechism” is “a text used for [...]

By |2020-02-10T13:04:57-06:00February 10th, 2020|Categories: Anglicanism|Tags: , |5 Comments

Pastor Paul: Nurturing a Culture of Christoformity, by Scot McKnight (Review)

What is the job of a pastor? Ask that question to a dozen pastors, and you will get a dozen answers. Ask that question to the hundreds of congregants those dozen pastors serve, and you will get even more answers. With so many varying definitions and sets of expectations, those of us in pastoral roles need a solid pastoral theology—a [...]

By |2020-01-22T12:02:04-06:00January 23rd, 2020|Categories: For Pastors|Tags: |0 Comments

What They Are Saying about “A Thrill of Hope” by Ashley Wallace!

The following is Tai French's review of A Thrill of Hope: Celebrating Advent at Home by Ashley Wallace. If you, like Tai, enjoy A Thrill of Hope, would you please leave a 5-star review on Amazon? It's the best, easiest way to get the word out about Anglican Pastor's very first book! A brief and delightful read, A Thrill of [...]

By |2019-11-27T08:03:10-06:00November 27th, 2019|Categories: Miscellaneous|Tags: , , |0 Comments

“The Best Children’s Book I Have Read on Baptism”: Why You Should Read “On The Day You Were Baptized” by Sarah Howell

The phrase “remember your baptism” is familiar to many Lutherans and Anglicans alike. Luther famously wrote in his Larger Catechism, “Therefore, if you live in repentance, you walk in Baptism. For Baptism not only illustrates such a new life, but also produces, begins, and exercises it.” But, of course, for those who are baptized and raised in the Church, it [...]

By |2019-08-05T11:33:17-05:00August 5th, 2019|Categories: Sacraments|Tags: , |0 Comments

Mini Prayer Books: “Field Guides” to Daily and Family Prayer, by Winfield Bevins

If you’re familiar with Anglican Pastor, you’ve probably seen the Daily Office Booklets I produce in order to make Morning and Evening Prayer more accessible. However, our Daily Office Booklets are (currently) PDFs designed to be printed and assembled at home. For our readers who are interested in purchasing physical booklets similar to the Daily Office Booklets, I try to [...]

By |2019-05-28T22:11:25-05:00May 28th, 2019|Categories: Daily Office & Prayer|Tags: |1 Comment

REVIEW: “We Give Our Thanks Unto Thee: Essays in Memory of Fr. Alexander Schmemann,” edited by Porter C. Taylor

How should the Church relate to the world? Is our primary relationship one of acceptance or rejection, engagement or retreat, affection or animosity? Is it appropriate for ordained clergy to engage in local or national politics, even from the pulpit? How exactly are we to think of this world, this beautiful gift and fallen mess which we are “in,” but [...]

By |2019-05-15T21:44:29-05:00May 16th, 2019|Categories: Miscellaneous, Theology|Tags: , |1 Comment

REVIEW: “Ever Ancient, Ever New,” by Winfield Bevins

"What is the allure of liturgy for a new generation?" Based upon his field research over the past few years, Winfield Bevins has provided us with a book-length answer to this question in Ever Ancient, Ever New: The Allure of Liturgy for a New Generation. I'm very glad he's done so, because this question is of existential significance for me [...]

By |2019-03-24T12:51:07-05:00March 23rd, 2019|Categories: Anglicanism, Liturgy & Worship|Tags: , |0 Comments

REVIEW: “Blessed, Broken, Given,” by Glenn Packiam

How does the Christian table meal shape us as individuals and as the church? Why is bread at the center of Jesus' meal? What does this have to do with feeding a spiritually and physically hungry world? Glenn Packiam, associate senior pastor and Anglican Priest serving at New Life Church, Colorado Springs, has written a book with pastorally accessible, theologically [...]

By |2019-03-11T20:58:20-05:00March 11th, 2019|Categories: Anglicanism, Sacraments|Tags: , , |1 Comment

What’s Drawing a New Generation to Liturgy? An Interview with Author Winfield Bevins

UPDATE: Read our review of this book. Winfield Bevins has been a part of the team here at Anglican Pastor for a while now. (Click here to read his posts.) We’re excited to announce the publication of his latest book, Ever Ancient, Ever New: The Allure of Liturgy for a New Generation on March 5, 2019. As somewhat of a [...]

By |2019-03-24T12:54:30-05:00February 21st, 2019|Categories: Anglicanism, Liturgy & Worship|Tags: , , , |1 Comment

Why You Should Read Scot McKnight’s New Book about Infant Baptism

I was baptized as a (very slightly) older child when I was 6 years old. I was baptized because I had decided to follow Jesus and “accept him into my heart,” as I said at the time. For the next 17 years, I was confident that only professing believers should be baptized. I no longer believe that, but as someone [...]

By |2019-05-22T11:54:22-05:00September 10th, 2018|Categories: Anglicanism|Tags: , , , |3 Comments

The Reformation Anglicanism Essential Library

Bishop Michael Nazir-Ali, The Rev. Dr. Jensen, The Rev. Dr. John Yates, III, Dr. Ashley Null, and Bishop Ben Kwashi--these are the modern-day Anglican scholars and bishops that are teaming together to write a 6-volume work on Reformation Anglicanism. The first edition is out (The Reformation Anglicanism Essential Library, Volume 1). And it is great! An Interview with an Editor [...]

By |2020-05-18T11:28:17-05:00May 23rd, 2017|Categories: Anglicanism, Leadership, Pastoral Ministry, Preaching|Tags: , |0 Comments

Thomas McKenzie’s The Anglican Way – A Review by Kyle Joudry

This post is a part of Rookie Anglican, a blog dedicated to Making Anglicanism Accessible. Background In the summer of 2016, my wife and I were preparing to move to a new city. Leading up to the move, we often returned to a discussion of searching for a new church community. She has been raised within the Baptist tradition and [...]

By |2019-01-08T17:36:06-06:00February 16th, 2017|Categories: Anglicanism, Sacraments|Tags: , , , , |4 Comments

You Should Read: Evangelicals on the Canterbury Trail – A Review by Renada Thompson

We all know the Canterbury Trail is a place for stories. In his book Evangelicals on the Canterbury Trail [affiliate link], Robert Webber follows Chaucer’s example by presenting a collection of tales leading us to reflect on our own spiritual journeys. Through his own story and others, Webber shows why people from evangelical churches find themselves drawn to Anglican and Episcopalian [...]

By |2019-01-04T22:38:24-06:00January 31st, 2017|Categories: Anglicanism|Tags: , , , |0 Comments