John Bacon


The Rev. John Bacon is a curate for church planting at Apostles By-the-Sea Anglican Church in Panama City Beach, Florida. He is joyfully married to Lauren and the proud father of three wonderful sons. John loves God, his family, the outdoors, adventure, ministry, and good books.

Have We Been Here Before? Gnosticism, Nationalism, and Neo-Paganism

Posted on February 25, 2019

“We’ve never been here before.” This is a sentiment I encounter frequently in other priests in the Anglican Church in North America. As churches throughout America shut their doors, culture perpetually changes, politics fray, tensions rise, and faith declines, I share the feeling. This current moment in the religious landscape of the secular West is…

The Jewishness of Christian Liturgy

Posted on March 7, 2017

Do not think that I have come to abolish the Law or the Prophets; I have not come to abolish but to fulfill them. For truly, I say to you, until heaven and earth pass away, Not an iota, not a dot, will pass from the Law Until all is accomplished. — Matthew 5:17-18 (ESV)…

The Unnecessary Beauty of Holiness – by John Bacon

Posted on January 26, 2017

This post is a part of Rookie Anglican, a blog dedicated to Making Anglicanism Accessible. Worship the LORD in the splendor of holiness; Tremble before Him, all the earth! — Psalm 96:9 (ESV) In the course of Morning Prayer, Anglicans often read or sing together a canticle (a liturgical hymn) called the Venite (“Come”) – named…