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 the tension of the call to surrender my will to God’s will. […]

March 29th, 2018|Anglicanism, Church Life, Spiritual growth|

Triduum Easter 2018

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

March 28th, 2018|Anglicanism, Church Life|

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, [...]

Alpha at All Saints Dallas: Introducing Christian Community

On Tuesday nights at a bar in Dallas, a group of over 100 people from diverse worldviews and backgrounds gathers to share food and discuss matters of faith. During each session of this 10-week Alpha Course, hosted by All Saints Dallas, participants listen to a 30-minute talk [...]

March 8th, 2018|Church Life, Evangelism and Outreach|

A Heart for the Homeless

It is estimated that more than a half a million Americans are homeless on any given night.* How can the Church respond to such a large need? Desert Mission Anglican Church in Phoenix started by considering how to love well the 5,600 homeless in Maricopa County, Arizona. The church learned that through partnership with I-HELP Sunnyslope they could begin to make a difference. The organization is a collaborative effort facilitated by IMPACT Phoenix and seeks to reduce the number of people in the community living with the challenges of homelessness. We talked to Nathan+ Hale, rector of Desert Mission, about how his congregation has seen God at work through their efforts. […]

January 3rd, 2018|Church Life, Evangelism and Outreach|

Extraordinary Lives: Loving God in a Big Way

Despite our best efforts to welcome all into our churches, for many families impacted by disabilities, church is an uncomfortable place. In fact, some avoid it altogether. But, at St. Andrew’s in Little Rock, young people with special needs have a place where they belong in a community created just for them. Church member Kay [...]

December 14th, 2017|Church Life, Evangelism and Outreach|0 Comments

Stories From The Pew: Christopher’s Story

“In this new season, Christopher, you’re not alone. The Lord wants to satisfy your hunger.” These words were spoken over Christopher Benson, a member of All Saints East Dallas, at his confirmation last month. Christopher teaches Literature at the Cambridge School of Dallas and has been a attending All Saints East Dallas for the last [...]

August 10th, 2017|Church Life|0 Comments

Getting Unstuck: An Interview with Father Jay Wright

A few years into his Worship Director and Assistant Pastor role at All Saints Dallas, Father Jay Wright found himself feeling stuck. "I felt stuck in a particular leadership situation," explained Wright+. "I initially talked to my rector, Bishop Philip Jones, about it. In the course of our conversation, he helped me see that in [...]

August 3rd, 2017|Church Life, Leadership, Personal Story|

Stories From The Pew: BLiSS

"It's easy to feel isolated when you're taking care of little ones...(BLiSS) has transformed my days. I feel like ever since I started attending BLiSS I've realized I can walk with Jesus all throughout my day. So when I'm cleaning the dishes I can talk to him and invite him into that space. And He [...]

Liturgical Folk

In June 2016, we profiled Ryan Flanigan, the worship leader at All Saints Dallas, and his desire to cultivate songwriting through retreats (you can find that post here). Ryan, though, in addition to all that, has found the time and the musical partner to set him on yet another pursuit: Liturgical Folk. Liturgical Folk is [...]

January 19th, 2017|Church Life|