Telos Collective #Intersection19: Day One Recap

Posted on May 17, 2019
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Things are up and running here in Atlanta for the Telos Collective’s 2019 Intersection Conference on Anglican Missional Ecclesiology. Here’s a brief recap of day one. Hans Boersma: “Proclaiming the Gospel through the Eucharist” After Archbishop Foley and Bishop Todd Hunter got things started, we heard from Hans Boersma on “Proclaiming the Gospel through the…

Ten Reasons Why This Next Trip to the Holy Land is for You

Posted on July 30, 2018
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In just a few weeks, the registration for the November Holy Land trip (November 12-21) will begin to close. Register quickly! If you have been thinking and praying about it…it is time to act. In the closing weeks of registration, I want to reiterate what makes this trip unique. Here are ten great reasons to…

The Incarnation: What is It? Why Does it Matter?

Posted on January 4, 2018
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This post is a part of Rookie Anglican, a blog dedicated to Making Anglicanism Accessible. It was first preached as a sermon by Fr. Steven Lanclos on January 3, 2018 at Anglican Church of the Good Shepherd in Pelham, AL. That which was from the beginning, which we have heard, which we have seen with…

Getting Over the Hurdle of Infant Baptism: An Atonement Argument

Posted on October 26, 2017
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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…

Top 3 Reasons Why I’m an Anglican Christian

Posted on July 25, 2017
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Why am I an Anglican Christian? Here are 3 reasons. 1. Anglicanism as a Refuge from Fundamentalism First, for me, Anglicanism has been a refuge from fundamentalism. Now, to be sure, we do have our own fundamentalists within the Anglican Communion! But, compared to some “ingrown enclaves” I’ve experienced in my Christian upbringing, Anglicanism has…

Anglican Worship: The Focus is Not My Experience

Posted on May 24, 2016
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At the heart of every church tradition is one priority which shapes the identity of the community. This central aspect is the source of its energy and vision, and becomes the first of all other priorities. This aspect determines much, if not all, of its distinctive traits and eventually becomes the touchstone for every other…

Selfie Jesus

Posted on August 25, 2015
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Twenty five years ago, Depeche Mode released the song “Personal Jesus.” The idea of creating one’s own Jesus was not new, and it it was apparantly popular because the song reached the Top 40 and is included in the Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Songs of All Time. And just a brief survey of American religion reveals quite…