By Bishop Philip Jones I had read Tim Keller’s book Center Church before, probably sometime soon after it was published in 2012. But last summer, during my sabbatical, I was drawn to it again, in a deeper and stronger way than the first time. This time, as I started making notes, I had a much different viewpoint. As most of you know, the eight-year-old church plant here, All Saints, is moving to a new building in downtown Dallas. We purchased the property after looking at many, many possible locations all over the greater Dallas area. We weren’t out to make a statement or be trendy. The property just fit us, our budget and our congregation. By God’s grace and leading, our people faithfully came forward with everything we needed, and we bought it: an old, early 1900s car dealership warehouse on a lonely little property surrounded by empty parking lots. Then things started happening. I knew God’s Spirit was moving among our people. He was bringing about so many circumstances. But it really did not strike me what He was doing until someone said, with a note of irony in their voice, “You are moving your church downtown?” It’s the same kind of voice I hear sometimes from those who don’t quite get the Anglican Mission. […]
Bishop Philip Jones explains more about how the Living the Mission Fund helps new AMiA works get underway. Related Articles: Living the Mission Fund Living the Mission: Equipped to Equip
+Philip and the AMiA Team pray God’s blessings on you and yours for a joyous Christmastide. […]
Bishop Philip Jones reflects on the upheavals in our world through the lens of St. John's Revelation, assuring us that even though the world can seem out of control, it's not. Christ is King, and all is under God's hand of love. See also recent blogs about AMiA churches surviving and serving amid storms and [...]
Lead Bishop, Philip Jones, shares more about the unique way The Anglican Mission in America approaches life and worship within the Scripture, Sacrament and Spirit. For more on the three streams of AMiA see: The Vision of AMiA Blogs
How do the Scriptures, Sacraments and Spirit come together as a great river of worship? Apostolic Vicar Philip Jones shares practical ways the “three streams” are evident within Anglican Mission in America churches. […]
One in five families are impacted by mental illness. How can churches minister to those who live with mental health challenges? How can we care for their families in loving and supportive ways? This month we'll look at some possibilities. +Philip Jones starts our series on mental health with his own thoughts.
+Philip Jones shares a bit about his upcoming sabbatical, which starts in mid-May and wraps up in late July.
+Philip Jones Greetings to the Anglican Mission in America and our Friends, It is one month since we were together in Dallas for Winter Conference 2018 (and Clergy Retreat!), and I am so very encouraged by the feedback I have received so far. In these past weeks I have seen the impact of [...]
It is with sorrow and great hope in the Gospel promise of everlasting life, that I write to you today of the death of Bishop Charles Hurt Murphy, III, a Missionary Bishop in the Anglican Church and our inaugural Apostolic Vicar of the Anglican Mission in America. +Chuck passed away early this morning quietly and [...]