Bishop Philip Jones sets the stage for the observance of Pentecost (the birth of the Church) and shares how AMiA continues the ministry of church planting.
By Ethan+ Harrison, associate priest at Immanuel Anglican Church in Destin, Florida When I think of resurrection life, my impulse is to emphasize the joy, peace and abundance of Christ’s resurrection and forget the cruciform life of discipleship. The tension arises in Christian circles quite frequently: Are we cross people or resurrection people? Thankfully, we [...]
By Dustin Freeman, Associate Pastor at St. Andrew’s Church, Little Rock, Arkansas I know a lot of Christians who fast during the 40 days of Lent. I’m not sure that I have ever met anyone who kept an intentional feast throughout the 50 days of Easter. That such a thing was possible occurred to me [...]
May is Mental Health Awareness Month. In this message Bishop Jones explores why congregations, in living out the Resurrection, should become aware of ways to support those with mental health challenges.
During this Easter season, as we focus on living the resurrection, we rejoice that because Jesus conquered death, once and for all, we can come before God, known as sons and daughters. “Approved” by Bryan+ Patrick captures the joy of being accepted in the sight of the Lord because of Christ’s love, demonstrated through his [...]
By Ron McCrary One Astonishing Motion by Our God: The Cross and Resurrection Our Easter celebration really begins with Good Friday: Jesus' victory on the cross that defeated Satan and the spiritual forces of evil, and his triumphant resurrection on the third day. Easter and the cross are inseparably joined in God’s redeeming work in [...]
By Carol Dowsett, a Bible study teacher, intercessor and lay leader at All Saints Dallas "Then they returned and prepared spices and ointments. On the Sabbath they rested according to the commandment." (Luke 23:56 ESV) It is the day slid between Good Friday and Easter Sunday. Not much is said in the Scriptures about the time between the filling [...]
By Mark Nesbitt, Formation Pastor at Luminous Parish As you are well aware, there are group of people who only show up for church on Christmas and Easter. The pangs of guilt they feel as these two seasons roll around, often prompted by a call or text from a parent, bring them back to the [...]
By Katy Monwai, parishioner at St. Bartholomew’s, Dallas, TX This Lent, we at St. Bartholomew’s mourn the loss of our dear friend Nelson Koscheski. He was a retired priest who lived a crazy and full life, and my husband, Brian, and I had the privilege of knowing him and his patient wife, Judy, during the [...]
By Rachel Hunt, a parishioner at St. Andrew’s Little Rock I am a dirty, messy, broken girl. As we approach Lent, I examine myself. I am unable to deny that I am a dirty saint, a messy image-bearer, a broken disciple. This would be troubling if not for the gospel of grace that wipes away [...]