The Fifth Sunday of Easter: A Collect Reflection

Posted on April 28, 2018
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The Fifth Sunday of Easter Almighty God, whom truly to know is everlasting life: Grant us so perfectly to know your Son Jesus Christ to be the way, the truth, and the life, that we may steadfastly follow his steps in the way that leads to eternal life; through Jesus Christ your Son our Lord;…

Share Your Anglican Story via Rookie Anglican

Posted on April 19, 2018
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Back in 2016, I started Rookie Anglican in order to help make Anglicanism more accessible to Anglicans and the “Angli-curious.” From the beginning, this has involved a couple different kinds of posts. First, Rookie Anglican contains (what I hope are) helpful resources to learn more about Anglicanism. You know, posts like the following: However, in…

Second Sunday of Easter: A Collect Reflection

Posted on April 6, 2018
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The Second Sunday of Easter Almighty and everlasting God, who in the Paschal mystery established the new covenant of reconciliation: Grant that all who have been reborn into the fellowship of Christ’s Body may show forth in their lives what they profess by their faith; through Jesus Christ our Lord; who lives and reigns with you…

Anglican, for the Love of God: Emanuel Burke’s Anglican Journey

Posted on March 19, 2018
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Early Days The summers of my youth were spent in swimming pools, summer camps, and Southern Baptist “tent revivals.” I often felt pressured by those gatherings. There was always an expectation, though sometimes unspoken, to “make a decision,” pray at the “altar,” announce a “calling,” or say “just a few words” about your spiritual experience….

Fixed in a Swiftly Changing World: A Collect Reflection for The Fifth Sunday in Lent, Passion Sunday

Posted on March 17, 2018
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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 Fifth Sunday in Lent [Passion Sunday] Almighty…

The Bread that Really Satisfies: A Collect Reflection for the Fourth Sunday in Lent

Posted on March 10, 2018
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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 Fourth Sunday in Lent Gracious Father,…

Collect Reflections: The Third Sunday in Lent

Posted on March 4, 2018
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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 Third Sunday in Lent Heavenly Father,…

Here’s a Top-Secret, Experimental, Two-Year Version of the ACNA Daily Office Lectionary for Morning and/or Evening Prayer

Posted on February 28, 2018
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As I explain in my guide to the Daily Office lectionary, a lectionary simply tells you what passages to read during a prayer/worship service. So, if you’re doing Morning or Evening Prayer, you use the Daily Office Lectionary to figure out what passages of Scripture you should read. The New (January 2018) ACNA Daily Office…