Anglican Is Not Enough: A Plea for Ecumenical Connection

The Rev. Canon James Kennaugh of Kingdom Life Anglican Church shares how he has been challenged and refreshed by what is happening in the rest of the Kingdom, and why Anglicanism can benefit from looking outward.  I want to take a bit of a risk and share with you what we are in the middle of—what God is doing at this moment in time. John Wimber and the Vineyard have been part of my spiritual DNA for a very long time. When he died,…

How to Talk About the Sacraments Without Scaring People Away

Nathan Hale of Desert Mission Anglican Church knows firsthand the challenges of relating the mysteries of the sacraments to those from a non-sacramental background. Here, he uncovers what works.  When I came to grips with the primacy of Holy Communion throughout church history, my life changed forever. I struggled to understand the importance of the Sacraments from my decidedly non-sacramental background…and it took years to sort things out in my mind and heart. I’m convinced this was due in large part to a…

Embracing the “Three Streams” Life: Creating Space for the Holy Spirit

 The Rev. Canon James Kennaugh of Kingdom Life Anglican Church ponders the practicalities of three streams living, specifically how we can encourage the Holy Spirit to move more freely among us. Reading up on the subject of the three streams—Word, Sacrament and Spirit—I was not surprised to see lots of critics and critiques. Most of it seems to be written by observers rather than practitioners, analyses from a viewing point on the riverbank rather than midstream. I am writing from…

Lent Guide Lends Beauty, Accessibility to Book of Common Prayer

Patrick and Meg Schlabs What if you could simplify the Book of Common Prayer and the Church Year for those new to Anglicanism? That’s what Patrick Schlabs, Worship Pastor at St. Peter’s Church in Mt. Pleasant, South Carolina, set out to do. Here, Patrick shares his inspiration for the Rhythms Project—a two-volume guide to the Church Year that curates the Book of Common Prayer for today’s generation. The first volume of the Rhythms Project walks readers through Advent, Christmas and Epiphany,…