Winfield Bevins

Winfield Bevins


Winfield Bevins is the author of Simply Anglican and numerous other books and the Director of CREO Arts. One of his passions as an author is helping others connect to the roots of the Christian faith for spiritual formation and mission. He and his wife Kay have three beautiful girls, Elizabeth, Anna Belle, and Caroline, and they live in the Bluegrass state of Kentucky. You can find out more about him at his website,

A Report from the Asbury Revival

Posted on February 22, 2023

How did the revival start? There have been people praying for revival in Wilmore for months, maybe years. Groups of students and seminarians gathering to pray. Historically, when you look at revivals, prayer precedes revival. It was a normal Wednesday chapel service, in Hughes Auditorium. But a dozen students stayed afterword for prayer, and students…

Liturgy Moves Us Toward Mission

Posted on January 18, 2023

We are pleased to share this interview with Winfield Bevins, author of Liturgical Mission and Simply Anglican. The interview was edited for clarity and length. Why were you interested in writing about liturgy and mission? The book comes out of my own experience. I write and teach about liturgy and mission. The book is also a convergence of…

True North: A Simple Vision

Posted on November 14, 2022

As part of our True North Campaign, we are publishing articles that highlight the impact of Anglican Compass. Here we welcome Winfield Bevins, who shares why he writes for Anglican Compass, together with his vision for our future. Enjoy! Our Focus I began writing for Anglican Compass in 2014. I was originally compelled to write for…

Winfield Bevins on “Liturgical Mission”

Posted on September 18, 2022

The following is excerpted from “Liturgical Mission” by Winfield Bevins, published by IVP. Winfield is also the author of “Simply Anglican,” published by Anglican Compass. The word mission comes from the Latin word missio, and simply means “sending” or “being sent.” If we are sent, then there must be a sender. From a Christian perspective,…

Tell Us More! An Interview with Winfield Bevins about Simply Anglican

Posted on October 2, 2020

We just published Simply Anglican by Winfield Bevins. Winfield graciously agreed to answer some questions about the book’s backstory and what he hopes it will accomplish! What prompted you to write this book? Why do you think it’s important that this book exists? This is a good question. Writing a book is deeply personal. There…

What Do Anglicans Believe? An Overview of Anglican Beliefs

Posted on September 24, 2020

When someone visits an Anglican church, if they are new to our tradition, they often ask, “What do Anglicans believe?” As you can imagine, it is not that easy to summarize the doctrinal beliefs of a global communion with a long history and various schools of thought and practice. Nevertheless, here at Anglican Compass, we…

Why *another* book on Anglicanism? Winfield Bevins explains!

Posted on September 21, 2020

Anglican Compass’s latest book, Simply Anglican: An Ancient Faith for Today’s World by Winfield Bevins, is available for purchase in both Kindle and paperback editions. The following post is an excerpt from the book. Since I became an Anglican I have had countless conversations with those who are seriously exploring Anglicanism but don’t know where to…

Contemplative Leadership in an Age of Uncertainty

Posted on August 20, 2020

We are living in some of the most challenging times the church has faced in recent decades. If truth be told, many leaders find themselves at a loss in times of crisis. One thing is for sure; we live in a different world than we did a few months ago, and things probably will never…

7 Leadership Essentials for Navigating a Strange New World

Posted on July 27, 2020

We live in a strange world where things like pandemics and protests seem to be the new norm. Since March 2020, the world has radically changed and will continue to change in the coming days ahead. Andy Crouch, Kurt Keilhacker, and Dave Blanchard describe the effects of COVID-19 as an economic and cultural blizzard, winter,…

Embracing Solitude in a Season of Social Distancing

Posted on March 20, 2020

For many of us words like “silence and solitude” are strange and even a little scary. Whether we like it or not, we all will have to embrace some degree of solitude in the coming weeks due to the coronavirus. For many, this will extremely difficult, but for others, this will be a gift of…