What is your Galilee?

Mark+ Walz of All Saints Dallas challenges us to be in mission where we are. Matthew 28:7 Mark+ Walz has been with All Saints Dallas since 2017 as Church Planter in Residence. Mark+ worked in a number of churches and denominations before finding a home within the Anglican tradition. As a pastor for over 20 years, he has ministered to students, young adults, and most recently as an associate pastor in Ohio. He is passionate about preaching, making disciples, and…

Lent and the Gospel of Suffering

by Deacon Lyn Baker In the popular mind, Lent is associated with penitence. There is a tradition of “giving up” something we enjoy. In my case, this is definitely food. On Ash Wednesday this year, I decided that I would fast for the noon meal. This is not heroic, I know. By dinnertime I was ravenous. As I ate the chicken noodle soup, my whole body relaxed in gratitude. I was more grateful than ever for the gift of food….

If We Only Know Scripture as a Text, We Don’t Know it at All

by Dustin+ Messer, All Saints Dallas If we want to be formed in the faith, we’ll need to know Scripture. More to it, we’ll need to know Scripture as Scripture. Because if we only know Scripture as a text—a thing that we read individually, rationalistically and with modern eyes—we actually don’t know it at all. In his book The Death of Scripture and the Rise of Biblical Studies, Michael Legaspi skillfully shows that the Enlightenment attempted to fit the Bible…

31 Bible Reflection Tips

“Open my eyes, that I may behold wondrous things out of your law.” Psalm 119:18 1. Emphasize: Pause on each word of a verse, emphasizing it as you read it, and unpack it. (“I have stored up your word …”: personally accountable, deliberate, not dependent on others. “I have stored up your word …”: habitually, ongoing.) 2. Pray, Read and Pause: Pray. Then start reading until the Holy Spirit causes you to pause and reflect. 3. Opposites: Consider the opposite…

The Scriptures: Living and Active Word of God

Chris+ Myers of St. Bartholomew Anglican Church in Dallas shares reasons why the Scriptures are essential for three-stream worship. Chris Myers serves as the Associate Rector of St. Bartholomew’s Anglican. He graduated from Redeemer Seminary with an M.Div. in 2013 and was ordained as a priest in the Anglican Mission in May of 2015. He is currently doing doctoral work in theology at Durham University (UK). He and his wife Morgan have two delightful daughters, Eleanor and Rowan.

Focusing on Christ’s Victory During Lent: Helpful Tools

by Jason+ Radcliff There are certain tools I have found to be particularly helpful in focusing on Christ’s victory in my own life during the season of Lent. It is important to start small. For example, denying myself a second cup of coffee in the morning reminds me that it is God who gives me strength, not caffeine! Fasting can be a particularly meaningful way to intentionally remind myself that God provides for me. Whether it be the full Lenten…

Relying on Christ’s Victory in Lent

by Jason+ Radcliff In his classic introduction to the “ascetic” or spiritually disciplined life in his book Way of the Ascetics, Tito Colliander says: “The holy Fathers [and Mothers] say with one voice: The first thing to keep in mind is never in any respect to rely on yourself. The warfare that now lies before you is extraordinarily hard, and your own human powers are altogether insufficient to carry it on. If you rely on them you will immediately be…

The Season of Lent and the Practice of Fasting

Some thoughts from Dustin+ Messer of All Saints Dallas on fasting during Lent. Dustin + Messer is Associate Pastor for Faith Formation at All Saints Dallas where he oversees the catechetical ministry of the church: from children’s ministry to adult education. Before starting his doctoral work at La Salle University, he graduated from Boyce College, Covenant Theological Seminary and the National Review Institute. Dustin’s writings have appeared in Christianity Today, World Magazine and The Gospel Coalition. Additionally, Dustin serves on…

Lent Fasting for a Changed Heart

by Ron+ McCrary, All Saints Dallas Lent can be the most spiritually transformative season in the Christian year because of its tight focus on employing powerful spiritual disciplines. Confession, solitude and silence, as well as added devotional practices, are just a few. Fasting has had dramatic effects on my journey of transformation of character into the likeness of Christ. But first, a word of caution:

Ministry in Myanmar and DRC

As a mission society, the AMiA primarily focuses on growing healthy clergy to support healthy churches and the planting of new faith communities in the U.S. However, we also provide help for outreach missions among our Global Partners. Our AMiA churches and many of our clergy who are in vocational or military clergy roles send monthly tithes to AMiA to support church planting, clergy resources, our staff and these outreach missions. Each year the AMiA Leadership Team and AMiA Board…