Bryan Wandel

Bryan Wandel

Writer

The Rev. Bryan Wandel is an Anglican priest serving in Buffalo, New York. Fr. Bryan returned his family back to Buffalo after a decade in Washington, DC, and they are spreading the gospel through liturgy and mission.

Here’s How to Plant a Church as an Introvert

Posted on December 30, 2019
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You can do this. It’s amazing to plant new churches, and Anglicans actively seek more of it. “But”—you might say—“I’m an introvert.” Me too. And I want to think with you about being an introvert and a church planter, with help from a few others who are like us. Whether you’re a pastor or a…

Is Your Church a Society, a Subculture, or a Crucible?

Posted on August 15, 2019
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My family clambers onto the porch the other day. It’s shortly after a rainfall, like every day when you live by the Great Lakes. In the sunbeam, we see another spiderweb glistening between the wrought iron rails. It weighs slightly more than nothing and yet survived a deluge. Wow. What strength! What elegance! And then…

Should You Seek Life in the Ministry?

Posted on April 26, 2019
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Actually, let me make my purpose clear: you should consider life in the ministry. Being an Anglican, my assumption is that you will be thoroughly vetted: various discernment committees, a whole string of approvals and mentoring from your Bishop and your Rector, seminary, psychological exams and ordination exams. The fact is, one does not ordain…

Why We Cry for Notre Dame

Posted on April 16, 2019
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The horrific fire at Notre-Dame de Paris on Monday has captured many of us. Nearly every tourist who has been to France has visited it. Nearly everyone who has an image of Paris has Notre Dame at the center. Seemingly floating on the Île de la Cité, it actually is at the heart, sectioned off…