Ethan Harrison

Ethan Harrison

Writer

The Rev. Ethan Harrison is the associate priest at Immanuel Anglican Church in Destin, Florida. He graduated from Trinity School for Ministry with his Master of Divinity and Master of Sacred Theology in Systematic Theology. He is passionate about theology, the Doctrine of God, catechesis, evangelistic discipleship, and seeing all of life in light of Christ and his gospel. He spends his free time reading and spending time with his wife, Lindsay, and daughters, Maren, Lisette, and Joelle, cooking, playing games, and going on adventures together.

How Goes It With Your Texting?

Posted on May 1, 2023
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After five years of pastoring, I’ve reached a paradox. Texting is good: it helped me shepherd at least two people well. Texting is bad: it hurt my ability to minister to the congregation I served. The Good: Consistent Connection On the one hand, I texted to connect with two men struggling to follow Christ. Phone…

AWANA Burnout? How the Daily Office Helped Me Love Scripture Memorization Again

Posted on March 23, 2021
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What do Pioneers, Native Americans, a strange stick figure called Sparkie, Little bear Cubs, and Scripture memorization have in common? AWANA!—at least if you grew up in some churches in the early to late 90s.  AWANA indelibly shaped my experience of church and early Christian formation. Every Wednesday night, I would get walloped by dodgeballs,…

How Anglicanism Saved Me from “Following My Heart”

Posted on December 28, 2020
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Hello, my name is Ethan, and I am a recovering expressive individualist. You are familiar with “expressive individualism,” even if the term isn’t familiar. I’ll define and describe it below, but phrases like “be authentic” or “follow your heart” capture the idea to a tee. I became an Anglican to “be authentic” and “follow my…

Reimagining Conversion

Posted on November 12, 2020
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Question: How do you become a Christian? (Common) Answer: “Say ‘yes’ to Jesus.” Is this good enough? I would suggest it isn’t. Is this any different than saying “yes” to a new pair of shoes or the latest Instagram trend? This is not a robust understanding of conversion found in Scripture. True conversion is more…