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 [...]

2019-07-04T00:59:06-06:00February 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 [...]

2019-07-04T00:59:06-06:00January 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 [...]

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

Seeing the Light: An Invitation to Epiphany

Today, as we celebrate the season of Epiphany, Hannah Coyne of Saint Peter's Church unpacks its rich meaning—and calls us to the promised Savior who is for all people. The Epiphanies of my youth were full of bongos and empanadas. For me, January 6th was not “Epiphany” but the Festival de los Tres Reyes – the Feast of [...]

4 Reasons I Pray the Daily Office

Have you considered a new spiritual discipline in 2015? Nathan R. Hale of Desert Mission Anglican Church invites you to try one of his most life-changing practices.  I don't know where I would be without the Daily Office. Praying the Anglican liturgy for Morning and Evening Prayer has been a steady part of my devotional practice for over two years, and there's no doubt in [...]

San Antonio Apostolic Work Reaches Special Needs Families

On Sunday at half past 11, a San Antonio social agency called The Ark reverberates with a gleeful cacophony of sounds. Instruments like tamborines, bells, chimes and maracas unite in an expression of praise and worship that’s not often heard in your average church, especially alongside Anglican liturgy. But that is exactly why the group [...]

2019-07-04T00:59:08-06:00December 21st, 2014|Church Life|Comments Off on San Antonio Apostolic Work Reaches Special Needs Families

My Top 5 Reads for Life and Ministry: Rev. Christopher Caudle

The Holy Bible The people, words, and rhythms of the Bible colored everything in my childhood, and they have shaped me. The initially strange cadence of the language caught my ear, and the good news eventually captured my heart. To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee In high school, the book’s injustice indicted me. An [...]

2018-02-19T22:24:41-06:00December 21st, 2014|Church Life, Spiritual growth|Comments Off on My Top 5 Reads for Life and Ministry: Rev. Christopher Caudle