Divine Love, Tender Love
In the historic Western eucharistic lectionary, the epistles and gospels of the first half of Lent emphasize our struggle against the world, the flesh, and the devil, but there is a turn in the Fourth Sunday in Lent. From here…
McIlvaine on revivals
The episcopal and pastoral wisdom of Bishop Charles McIlvaine can help us consider how we should respond to present awakenings that seem to be occuring around the world.
“A Born Again Episcopalian”: The evangelical witness of Charles P. McIlvaine
Bishop McIlvaine was a leading voice of evangelical Anglicanism in the 19th Century.
“Evangelicals on the Canterbury Trail” revisited
Gillis Harp on why the Canterbury Trail phenomenon is so prevalent in the North American Anglican tradition.
Lent begins—with a threat
The Book of Common Prayer traditionally began Lent with a service called “A Commination” (which means “a threatening”). You can read the service here. You might find it a bit harsh. Many others have found it too difficult and the service…
Beginning Lent differently
The season of Lent is almost here, and it begins with Ash Wednesday. This brief look back at the classic Anglican liturgy for Ash Wednesday provides suggestions for how its theology can inform Ash Wednesday services today.
Contending for the parish list
Would you believe it if I told you that more than a few have showed up in church these past few Sundays since I began praying over them?
Encouraging the 1662 BCP IE in your church
Pastors, consider providing some encouragement for the use of The 1662 Book of Common Prayer: International Edition within your parish.
Grove Books: “The Practice of Evangelical Spirituality”
If you are not familiar with Grove Books, you are missing out. Grove Books was started by the great evangelical bishop and liturgist Colin Buchanan in 1971. The goal of the booklets is summed up in their tagline: Not the…
Planning instruction on the Articles of Religion
Ten sermons or ten class sessions is a manageable amount of time, probably not dissimilar to the sermon series that pastors already arrange. The sessions could easily be covered over the course of a Church season. These divisions align with…