Esteemed Chaplain and Mission Ambassador Retires

A preeminent chaplain endorsed by The Mission, Chaplain Colonel Michael Grubbs retired in January after 32 years of service as a chaplain in the United States Air Force. Most recently Grubbs was Wing Chaplain at Sheppard Air Force Base in Wichita County, Texas, responsible for the spiritual welfare of 75,000 Army, Marine, Navy and Air [...]

2019-07-04T00:59:06-05:00March 31st, 2015|Church Life, Leadership, News Around the Mission|Comments Off on Esteemed Chaplain and Mission Ambassador Retires

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 [...]

2019-07-04T00:59:06-05:00March 25th, 2015|Anglicanism, Church Life|0 Comments

A Hidden Leprosy of the Heart

In the third post in our Lenten series on the seven deadly sins, the Rev. David Larlee tackles the insidious nature of greed.  Take some time to read 2 Kings 5:1-27, if you haven't lately. It is the gripping account of a Syrian General healed by an Israeli Holy Man (at least that's how it would [...]

The Most/Least Popular Sin

Lucas Damoff investigates the attitude of gluttony in the second post of a Lenten series examining the seven deadly sins. In 2013, the French electronica duo Daft Punk released a trailer for their upcoming album at the Coachella music festival. Anticipation was high, as they had not released any new material since 2005. The story goes that Guy Manuel de Homem-Christo and [...]

The Tinfoil Kingdom of Lust

The Rev. Gavin Pate writes the first in a series of blogs examining the seven deadly sins. During Lent, we are exploring how God's grace confronts and conquers our sin.  “Adam and his wife were both naked, and they felt no shame.” -Genesis 2:25 As individuals, they bore the image of God. Together, they were a perfect picture [...]

How to Begin Hearing From God: An Intro to Lectio Divina

How does a beginner tap into the riches of meditative prayer? Nathan R. Hale of Desert Mission Anglican Church shares what he's found to be a life-changing way to pray the Scriptures and practice the presence of God. When I was in college, I struggled through a pretty long spiritual dry spell. Then I discovered something that drastically changed [...]

Between Two Traditions: Anglican Views on Holy Communion

Catholics and Evangelicals serve as bookends to an Anglican stance on Holy Communion. The Rev. Gavin Pate of All Saints Dallas explores why Anglicans take a comparatively high view of the sacrament but cheerfully vary on the particulars.  Some friends of ours had a chance to visit Rome last year.  While there, they attended a Eucharistic Adoration service.  In this service, the host (the [...]

(Extra)Ordinary Time

What's the big deal about the days between the feast of Epiphany and Ash Wednesday? Isn't Ordinary Time just...sort of boring? Hannah Coyne of Saint Peter's Church investigates. There is a new restaurant in downtown Charleston that is making big waves. Called The Ordinary, this seafood establishment has been hailed by Southern Living magazine as the South’s #1 new [...]

2019-07-04T00:59:06-05:00February 6th, 2015|Anglicanism, Church Life|0 Comments

Three Glorious Promises: A Primer on Holy Baptism

Baptism has a place in almost every tradition, but what does this sacrament mean for an Anglican? Plumbing the baptismal liturgy and his own personal experience, Patrick Schlabs of St. Peter's Church responds. I can’t recall a time when I wouldn’t have called myself a Christian. As far back as I can remember, I have been [...]

2019-07-04T00:59:06-05:00January 31st, 2015|Anglicanism, Church Life|0 Comments

The Via Media and the Muddled Middle

Via media is Latin for "the middle road," and for years, this concept has been instrumental in shaping the Anglican identity. Find out why the Rev. Chris Myers of All Saints Dallas considers the perspective both a blessing and a curse. For me, the via media is a way of saying that Anglicans are attempting to practice a Reformed Catholicism. We can [...]

2019-07-04T00:59:06-05:00January 20th, 2015|Anglicanism, Church Life|1 Comment