Joshua Steele

Writer

The Rev. Joshua Steele is a priest and web developer who was the first Managing Editor of Anglican Compass. You can learn more about him at joshuapsteele.com.

Daily Office Booklet 2022: January through April (Josh’s Last Booklet)

Posted on December 23, 2021
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I’ve recently completed the latest edition of the Daily Office Booklet. This “volume” will take you from January through April 2022. Click the links below to download! What started as an experiment to get my youth group students to do the Daily Office during Advent 2016 has blossomed into a resource that, as far as…

NET Bible Full Notes Edition from Thomas Nelson (Review)

Posted on June 26, 2021
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If you’ve ever wondered what it would be like to read the Bible with a Bible translator—discussing how they got from Hebrew and Greek to the English text in front of you—then you should check out the NET Bible Full Notes Edition from Thomas Nelson. What I like about the NET Bible I was first introduced…

The BibleProject Coffee Table Book (Review)

Posted on June 23, 2021
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You need to know about the BibleProject If you’ve not yet browsed the BibleProject’s free library of resources, stop what you’re doing and go browse BibleProject.com! Seriously, other than perhaps the free tools available at NetBible.org, the BibleProject is the best collection of free Bible study resources online that I know of. Not only do they have…

Logos Academic: Bible Software That’s Not Just for Academics! (Review)

Posted on June 22, 2021
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If you take a look at Logos’ offerings, you’ll notice that, in addition to selling thousands of books individually, Logos has these things called “Base Packages,” which are the main way to get started with building a Logos library. Most of these Base Packages are broken up into different price points (starter, bronze, silver, gold, etc.) by…

Anglicanism: A Reformed Catholic Tradition by Gerald Bray (Review)

Posted on June 21, 2021
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If you’re looking for a brief introduction to Anglicanism written by a well-known and conservative Anglican theologian, then you should take a look at Anglicanism: A Reformed Catholic Tradition (Lexham Press, 2021, 166p) by Gerald Bray. Building upon his previous accessible commentary on the Thirty-Nine Articles of Religion (The Faith We Confess), Bray, a research…

Do Anglicans even *care* about the Bible? 📖

Posted on June 18, 2021
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Let’s be honest: When you think of a “Bible church,” you probably don’t think of an Anglican church. Nevertheless, Holy Scripture has played a very important role in the Anglican tradition. Let’s take a look at what some of the foundational documents of Anglicanism have to say about the Bible! By the way, these Anglican…

Are You a Proficient Christian?

Posted on May 19, 2021
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Christianity is a way of life with its own practices, rhythms, and habits! Along these lines, I’d like to share with you a book by Martin Thornton called Christian Proficiency. (I picked up a used copy on abebooks.com, but it’s also published by Wipf & Stock.) This book is a fantastic overview of the basics…

4 Lessons Everyone Can Learn from Anglican UX!

Posted on May 13, 2021
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When it comes to “user experience” (UX) in the church, there’s often a lot to be desired. To paint with a criminally broad brush, churches that do a great job making things accessible often play fast and loose with traditional Christian content. You get churches that look and feel like movie theaters or concert venues….

Logos 9: A Bible Software Review

Posted on May 6, 2021
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If you regularly study the Bible—whether for preaching, teaching, or discipleship—you should take a look at Logos Bible Software. It’s a substantial financial investment, to be sure. But it’s a great way to upgrade your biblical and theological studies! (Logos is an affiliate partner of Anglican Compass, and from now until June 15, you can…

Hooker? Yes! Headache? No!

Posted on May 4, 2021
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If, like me, you occasionally think to yourself “I really should read some more of the Anglican classics,” but you don’t have enough money or patience to wade through turgid prose in ancient volumes that either cost an arm and a leg or are difficult to find, then you really need to check out what…