ASH WEDNESDAY DEVOTIONAL

ASH WEDNESDAY DEVOTIONAL

By the Rev’d Dr. Charles Erlandson Matthew 6:16-21 If you’re following along with the 1928 Prayer Book lectionary, you’ll have noticed that I’m meditating on the lesson from the Gospel Proper lesson and not the 2nd lesson from Morning Prayer (if not, then you probably won’t have a clue what I’m talking about!  Isn’t Anglicanese… Read More ›

RISE UP AMONG US: THE SEASON OF ADVENT

RISE UP AMONG US: THE SEASON OF ADVENT

By the Rev’d Dr. Derrick Hassert Lex orandi, lex credendi. The law of prayer is the law of belief. This is a hallmark of classical Anglican Christianity. It oftentimes seems that Anglicans cling to a Prayer Book out of step with the modern age, a Prayer Book that has undergone relatively minor revisions and rearrangements… Read More ›

WAKE, AWAKE, FOR NIGHT IS FLYING

WAKE, AWAKE, FOR NIGHT IS FLYING

By the Rev’d Dr. Charles Erlandson Advent is God’s cosmic alarm clock. Since we humans are creatures bound by time and we will have calendars, we will observe hours and days and times and seasons.  We will set alarm clocks and timers so that we don’t miss something important.  Many of us will even observe… Read More ›

THE PURPLE HAZE OF ADVENT

THE PURPLE HAZE OF ADVENT

Advent as the Little Lent Step into an Anglican church this time of year and you will most likely find a profusion of purple—purple banners, purple Bible markers, purple vestments. More than just a color choice, purple is a symbol that marks the character or flavor of the season of Advent and ties this season… Read More ›

THE SCRIPTURE GOSPEL

THE SCRIPTURE GOSPEL

Scripture puts the “outward, objective, historical view of the Gospel…before every other.” M. F. Sadler, Church Doctrine—Bible Truth Imagine a group of believers coming together to write up the ideal presentation of the Gospel. What might it sound like? Maybe there would be discussion on where to begin—with Scripture? with God the Father? with the… Read More ›

A PERSONAL RELATIONSHIP WITH JESUS

A PERSONAL RELATIONSHIP WITH JESUS

In contemporary Christian culture, we hear much talk about having a “personal relationship” with Jesus.  Though not the only way to speak of it, this is a reasonable way to describe the covenant our triune God makes with us. Yet,  it is important to understand how that relationship is manifested. I have a relationship with my… Read More ›