The Role of Music in Liturgical Worship: An Interview with Ryan Flanigan

What is the role of music in liturgical worship? We talked with Ryan Flanigan, Worship Director at All Saints Church Dallas, to gain insight and explore how music in the Anglican tradition enhances our corporate experiences with God. What is your church background and musical training? I was born Catholic, raised Pentecostal and educated Evangelical. Although I was baptized in the Roman Catholic Church, my earliest church memories take place in a Pentecostal church in the south suburbs of Chicago….

The Book of Common Prayer: A Unifying Resource

After growing up Catholic and working in Baptist and non-denominational churches for several years, Mark+ Walz was introduced to Anglicanism through his wife, Cate’s, family. He serves as a Church Planter in Residence at All Saints Dallas. In this blog, Mark+ shares how The Book of Common Prayer has added a meaningful dimension to his personal faith, family life and clerical ministry. I am a relatively new Anglican, but not as new to The Book of Common Prayer (BCP). There was…

What is an Anglican?

Ryan+ Owsley serves the AMiA as the Director of Ecclesiastical Affairs and is the Associate Pastor of St. Andrew’s Church in Little Rock, Arkansas. He graduated magna cum laude from Ouachita Baptist University with a degree in philosophy and ethics. He graduated with honors from the UALR Bowen School of Law, and served for 10 years at the Arkansas Attorney General’s Office, including work as the head of the Civil Litigation Division. At Winter Conference 2018 Ryan+ lead a breakout…

From the Apostolic Vicar: Return from Sabbatical

I want to thank everyone for their prayers during the past 10 weeks of sabbatical. It has truly been renewing, restoring, reinvigorating and refreshing. Almost any word that begins with “re” aptly describes the sabbatical experience. Claudia and I so appreciate those of you who recommended and encouraged me to take this time away. Return from Sabbatical +Philip Jones from Anglican Mission on Vimeo.

From the Apostolic Vicar: On Sabbatical

+Philip Jones shares a bit about his upcoming sabbatical, which starts in mid-May and wraps up in late July.

Good Friday: The Bizarre Mission of Surrender

By Robert+ Cook, Rector of St. Andrews Church, Little Rock, AR When I think of Good Friday, the word that most clearly comes to mind is surrender. I hear the echo of Jesus’ words as He prayed this most intimate prayer to His Father: “Abba, Father! All things are possible to you; take this cup away from me; yet, not what I want, but what you want.” (Mark 14:36) Every time I read this prayer, I cannot help but feel…

Triduum Easter 2018

Apostolic Vicar Philip Jones shares about the Holiest Days of Holy Week.

2018 Winter Conference Wrap UP

Nearly 200 clergy and lay members from AMiA churches joined their guests and others interested in learning more about building three stream Anglican churches and new worshiping communities for Winter Conference 2018. Focused on the theme “Come & See, Go & Tell”, we were encouraged to “Come & See” with fresh eyes, looking at God, our faith, the world and our role in it, and equipped to “Go & Tell,” serving our Lord on mission in our communities to reach…

Meeting God During Lent

As we enter Lent, we consider what it means to put earthly things to death. This week, Chris+ Myers, Associate Rector of St. Bartholomew’s in 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…

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 served the children but their families by providing an opportunity for students to earn “cash” to “purchase” special gifts for mom and dad. It was a huge…