The BibleProject Coffee Table Book (Review)

You need to know about the BibleProject

If you’ve not yet browsed the BibleProject’s free library of resources, stop what you’re doing and go browse BibleProject.com!

Seriously, other than perhaps the free tools available at NetBible.org, the BibleProject is the best collection of free Bible study resources online that […]

By |2021-06-22T16:42:49-05:00June 23rd, 2021|Categories: Miscellaneous|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Do Anglicans even *care* about the Bible? 📖

Let’s be honest: When you think of a “Bible church,” you probably don’t think of an Anglican church. Nevertheless, Holy Scripture has played a very important role in the Anglican tradition.

Let’s take a look at what some of the foundational documents of Anglicanism have to say about the Bible!

By the way, these Anglican “formularies” are:

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By |2021-06-18T05:01:54-05:00June 18th, 2021|Categories: The Curate|Tags: , |0 Comments

The Holey Scriptures: Why Bible Reading Leaves You Empty

“If you want to understand what a particular verse of Scripture means you have to stop reading it. In fact, you should never read a Bible verse.”

This is how I have opened virtually every talk that I have ever given to would-be Bible students. The Bible is a collection, not […]

By |2020-11-11T11:04:53-06:00December 10th, 2020|Categories: Daily Office & Prayer|Tags: , |4 Comments

Reading Scripture Together: Recapturing Thomas Cranmer’s Vision

In 2008 Phyllis Tickle made the important observation that about every 500 years, a significant transformation takes place in the Church. She points to the arrival of Jesus in the first century, the collapse of the Roman empire five-hundred years later in the late 5th century, the Great Schism five-hundred years after that in 1054, and finally the […]

By |2020-12-07T16:06:07-06:00December 3rd, 2020|Categories: Daily Office & Prayer|Tags: , , |1 Comment

Lessons in Omission: Why Are Some Chapters Missing in the Daily Office Lectionary?

Many folks accustomed to reading Bible-in-a-year plans are delighted to find out that the Book of Common Prayer (2019) has a Daily Office lectionary that leads the faithful Anglican to read through the whole Bible in a year—at least, most of it. Those same folks are sometimes a little dismayed to then find out that a number of books are […]

By |2020-07-24T11:28:36-05:00August 17th, 2020|Categories: Daily Office & Prayer|Tags: , |0 Comments

Reading the Bible with the Caroline Divines: 4 Homiletical Takeaways

In the shadows cast by the early English reformers (such as Cramner and Hooker) on the one side, and the giants of Anglican theology since the 18th century on the other, sits the rich trove of Anglican theologians and devotional writers known collectively as the Caroline Divines.

Caroline” (derived from the Latin version of the name “Charles”) is the term given […]

By |2021-01-07T14:20:11-06:00June 29th, 2020|Categories: Preaching|Tags: , , |1 Comment

What Does the Bible Say about Justice? 5 Things to Remember

This is an incredibly important time for the community of Jesus as our nation grapples with the injustice of racial inequality. An unavoidable light is now shining on the systemic oppression and racism that has plagued the history of our country from its inception. The complicity of large swathes of the American church on issues of racial injustice has been […]

By |2020-06-10T12:06:33-05:00June 10th, 2020|Categories: Opinion|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Reading Scripture During Lent

Despite its focus on repentance, Lent is no exception to the gracious focus of all Scripture—Jesus Christ himself. Scripture is always about redemption.

How should we read Scripture in Lent?

Before we look at that question, we have to lift a few burdens.

  • First, not all of us are expert Bible scholars, and that’s okay. As the Church Father […]
By |2020-02-23T14:44:51-06:00February 25th, 2020|Categories: Church Year|Tags: , , |0 Comments

What Do Anglicans Believe about Scripture, Prayer, and Worship? A Brief Overview of Anglican Spirituality

The following is an excerpt from the Anglican Church in North America’s catechism, To Be a Christian: An Anglican Catechism (Crossway, 2020), pp. 81–87.

You can download a PDF of the entire catechism here.


A Rule of Prayer: Scripture, Prayer, and Worship

224. What is a “rule” of prayer?

A rule of prayer is a regular discipline by which […]

What Do Anglicans Believe about the Creeds and Holy Scripture?

From The ACNA Catechism

The following is an excerpt from the Anglican Church in North America’s catechism, To Be a Christian: An Anglican Catechism (Crossway, 2020), pp. 29–35.

You can download a PDF of the entire catechism here.

The Apostles’ Creed and the Life of Faith

All genuine Christians affirm that authentic Christianity is apostolic Christianity. Apostolic Christianity rests […]

By |2020-02-12T17:48:04-06:00February 11th, 2020|Categories: Anglicanism, Theology|Tags: , , |0 Comments

3 Emergency Tips for Lay Readers of Scripture

Those of us in the Lay Reader Ministry love God’s word. We love to share the life-giving message of the Lord to his people in the context of Sunday worship. And when everything goes well, we have plenty of time to prepare our readings so that we are equipped for whatever the lectionary throws at us: crazy Hebrew names, complicated […]

By |2020-01-08T12:49:26-06:00December 9th, 2019|Categories: Liturgy & Worship|Tags: |0 Comments

Scripture in the Anglican Tradition

Charles Simeon once said, “The Bible first, the Prayer Book next, and all other books and doings in subordination to both.” Anglicans love the Bible. In fact, when most people attend an Anglican church, the first thing they notice is the central role of the Bible. Each Sunday, there are usually four readings of Scripture: one from the Old Testament, […]

By |2019-01-07T10:15:46-06:00May 22nd, 2018|Categories: Anglicanism, History, Liturgy & Worship|Tags: |1 Comment

Here Are All the Morning and Evening Prayer Scripture Readings for this Church Year (ACNA Daily Office Lectionary Year B, 2017-2018)

UPDATE: The ACNA has released a new (January 2018) Daily Office Lectionary.

CLICK HERE to access the new version.


In the interests of making the ACNA Daily Office Liturgies and Lectionary more accessible, I’ve been creating Rookie Anglican Daily Office Booklets for just over a year.

As I prepare to release the next Daily Office Booklet (for Christmastide through […]

Reading Scripture in Anglican Worship

Anglicans read four passages of Scripture during Sunday worship. Out loud.

So do some other traditions, Roman Catholic, Orthodox, Lutherans and others. We’re not competing with our fellow believers in other traditions, but we do read a lot more Scripture in our worship than most Bible churches do (intentional friendly barb).

Why do we do this? How do we select the readings? […]

By |2019-01-04T22:39:04-06:00June 30th, 2016|Categories: Anglicanism|Tags: , , |10 Comments