What’s So Great About Being a Sheep?

For the fourth Sunday of Easter—Good Shepherd Sunday—Lucas Damoff of All Saints Dallas meditates on why embracing our identity as sheep is the key to peace and contentment. That scripture time and again refers to us as sheep should be some of the best therapy available to those of us raised in a culture that is hellbent on telling us that each of us is a beautiful and unique snowflake, and that each one of us can grow up to become president of the…

How I Planted a Three Stream Liturgical Church in The Mission

Our Apostolic Vicar, Bishop Philip Jones, shares his journey of leaving an established ministry to plant All Saints Dallas, and the five characteristics that make it hum.  About four years ago, I received a clear call from a group in Dallas, Texas to plant a new church near downtown Dallas. At the time, I had enjoyed a wonderful five years of ministry as the senior pastor of St. Andrews in Little Rock, Arkansas. The types of churches that I have had the honor of leading…

The Subversive Shape of Power: A Good Friday Meditation

As we journey through Holy Week, Chris Myers of All Saints Dallas helps guide us to the foot of the cross.  “And over his head they put the charge against him, which read, ‘This is Jesus, the King of the Jews.” Matt. 27:37 “When the centurion and those who were with him, keeping watch over Jesus, saw the earthquake and what took place, they were filled with awe and said, “Truly this was the Son of God!” Matt. 27:54 On…

Why I Am No Longer a Church Planter

 Last year, Gavin Pate of All Saints Dallas attempted to plant a church in Arlington, Texas, but things didn’t turn out the way he planned. Here, he talks about how and why it happened and what God is teaching him through failure. It was a seed that had been germinating for a while.  A new church plant in Arlington.  Why not me?  Why not now?  After being assessed by All Saints Dallas, I decided to go for it and try…