Meeting God During Lent

As we enter Lent, we consider what it means to put earthly things to death. This week, Chris+ Myers, Associate Pastor of All Saints East Dallas, suggests questions we should ask ourselves in this season. “Put to death therefore what is earthly in you: sexual immorality, impurity, passion, evil desire, and covetousness, which is idolatry. … Put on then, as God’s chosen ones, holy and beloved, compassionate hearts, kindness, humility, meekness, and patience, bearing with one another, and if one has a complaint against another, forgive each other, as the Lord has forgiven you, so also must you forgive.” Colossians 3:3;12-13 There is a steely-eyed realism to Lent, beginning as it does on Ash Wednesday with that solemn remembrance of our mortality: “Remember that you are dust, and to dust you shall return.” To be marked with ashes in this way, to take heed that we are in fact mortal, is our individual and communal acknowledgement that death is the consequence not ultimately of natural causes but of sin. The ashes speak to our mortality and to our estrangement from God without Christ. […]

February 14th, 2018|Anglicanism|

Apolo2/Musa Formation Program 2017

Last month, 11 members of the Anglican Mission traveled to Gisenyi, Rwanda and Kagera, Tanzania for the third installment of the Apolo2 and Musa formation programs. Each program took place over the course of a week, offering clergy members of the Democratic Republic of the Congo and Tanzania the opportunity for further theological training as [...]

Advent Around the Mission

As this Advent season draws to a close, we would like to profile, albeit briefly, the numerous ways some of our member churches are serving and loving their communities. Grace Northridge in San Antonio, Texas, once again reached out to Lamar Elementary School, this time by creating the Loving Lamar Christmas Store. They not only [...]

December 22nd, 2016|Anglicanism, Church Life|

A Time of Prayer and Sacrament

Throughout the Anglican Mission in Canada’s National Conference, Bishop Silas Ng invited those in attendance to join the host church in meeting for prayer. "Having 142 people at the 9am Saturday prayer meeting with the Richmond Emmanuel church family was greatly encouraging,” said Rev. Ed Hird, rector of St. Simon’s Church in North Vancouver, British [...]

May 26th, 2016|Anglicanism, Church Life|0 Comments

Lent in the Wilderness

Written by Father Seth Richardson, Pastor of Discipleship at St. Andrew's Church, Little Rock, AR.  “And Jesus, full of the Holy Spirit, returned from the Jordan and was led by the Spirit in the wilderness for forty days, being tempted by the devil…” Luke 4:1-2  Lent always begins in the wilderness. In the wilderness, we [...]

February 16th, 2016|Anglicanism|

Three Streams Converged

Ryan Flanigan, Minister of Worship Arts at All Saints Dallas, will be leading worship at Winter Conference 2016. In this post, Flanigan shares his vision for worship as well as how he found his way into the Anglican Mission.  Ryan Flanigan and his wife Melissa. I was born in 1979 into an Irish Catholic family [...]

January 27th, 2016|Anglicanism, Personal Story|

The Spirit’s Presence in Word and Sacrament

In the first of a series of posts exploring the essential nature of God the Holy Spirit in Anglican Christianity, Hannah Coyne of Saint Peter’s Church proposes a cogent interplay between Spirit and symbol.  One of the reasons I am drawn to Anglicanism—that I stick with Anglicanism—is because I am a lover of words and symbols. Our liturgy is full [...]

Mozart’s Secret to Living the Easter Life

We've celebrated Easter—now what? The Rev. Brad Mathias of Four Winds Mission shares how Mozart discovered an insight that allowed him to fully embrace life.  I recently heard a great sermon on XM Radio’s family talk channel. The preacher shared about Mozart, who was quoted at one time to say…“The secret to life is accepting death" (my paraphrase). The story goes that Mozart attributed [...]

April 21st, 2015|Anglicanism, Church Life|0 Comments

Rethinking Slothfulness

Can a busy, productive person also be a sloth? In the fourth post in a Lenten series on the seven deadly sins, Lucas Damoff contends that extreme busyness—rather than rest—is a sign of real slothfulness.  A mentor of mine, who was a long time pastor, once told me a story from a time he went to a pastor’s conference. [...]

April 1st, 2015|Anglicanism, Church Life|0 Comments

Life, Death and the Annunciation

 With the help of a famous painting, Hannah Coyne of Saint Peter's Church studies how the themes of life and death are held in tension on the Feast of the Annunciation.  Several years ago, I escaped the heat of a sweltering July day in Madrid by wandering the galleries of the Prado Museum. Surrounded by Picassos and [...]

March 25th, 2015|Anglicanism, Church Life|0 Comments