Nov. 2 is All Souls Day. We remember those who have gone before. Hebrews 12:1–2 (NIV): Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles. And let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us, 2Continue reading “All Souls Day”
Hebrews 12:1–3 (NIV): Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles. And let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us, 2 fixing our eyes on Jesus, the pioneer and perfecter of faith. For theContinue reading “All Saints Day”
A new part of my “Living in Babylon” series is out. I talk with Kimberly Deckel about spiritual rhythms found in the Anglican liturgy. We also pick up the subject of racial justice in our current context. LISTEN HERE. You can also watch here: https://youtu.be/2DIrKIQCm9Y
Being new to the Anglican Church, I try to seek out some great conversations and opportunities for learning. I have learned about Esau McCaulley along the way. He has a new podcast called The Disrupters: Change What Is that is a collaboration with IVP and Christianity Today. This episode with Tish Harrison Warren is aContinue reading “Liturgy as disruption”
I am working my way through Simon Chan’s great book, Liturgical Theology: The Church as a Worshiping Community again. This was a key book years ago when I was in the Assemblies of God. I’ve picked it up now as someone who has joined the Anglican Communion, so I’m reading it with a renewed passion.
James led the Council at Jerusalem in Acts 15. He helped forge the decision concerning Gentile believers being allowed into the Church as equals to Jewish believers. A prayer: Grant, O God, that, following the example of your apostle James the Just, kinsman of our Lord, your Church may give itself continually to prayer andContinue reading “St. James of Jerusalem”
On this Sunday, our church spent time reflecting with joy on a good story in our congregation and also mourning over the tragic events in El Paso and Dayton. The good news was a young man who had left home about 2 weeks ago had been located and was rejoining his family. What JOY.
O God, you made us in your own image and redeemed us through Jesus your Son: Look with compassion on the whole human family; take away the arrogance and hatred which infect our hearts; break down the walls that separate us; unite us in bonds of love; and work through our struggle and confusion toContinue reading “Prayers for the day”
One of the things that may confound some folks who wonder about me leaving the Pentecostal denomination I grew up in is how I go to a place that has liturgy. I mean, it “repeats” every Sunday! Where is the moving of the Spirit? (Of course, no one actually asks me these things. Silence isContinue reading “One of the beauties of liturgy”
Since I’ve moved to the Anglican tradition I’m learning far more about the seasons of the Church year. The past Sundays of Lent I definitely felt something was “missing”.