Full Circle with Anglican Compass: The Editor’s Story

Posted on June 14, 2023
|

Becoming the Editor of Anglican Compass is a full-circle experience. It’s possible that I wouldn’t be an Anglican without Anglican Compass, much less have been ordained a priest in this tradition. I spent my first 34 years in Southern Baptist churches, after all. Only God could have orchestrated the journey by which he led me…

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

Posted on March 19, 2018
|

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….

Getting Over the Hurdle of Infant Baptism: An Atonement Argument

Posted on October 26, 2017
|

Like many current Anglicans, I grew up as a Baptist, a Southern Baptist in fact. I even went to a Baptist College on the campus of a Southern Baptist seminary and got a wonderful foundational education in the Scriptures and Great Books. When I married an Anglican, we started attending Baptist churches but never found…