Reflecting on the Cross
Wherein I strive to explain how to get to the foundation
My thoughts on the death of small church communities and where we Anglicans go from here.
So I was recently listening to the Always Forward podcast for ACNA Church Planters. The priest who runs the “Anglican Pastor”, Fr. Greg Goebel, was being interviewed and he encouraged church planters to try blogging for 30 days. Well, I’m not currently a church planter nor do I have plans to be one (God may have other plans, but that goes without saying). So, I will try this. I’m a refugee from the Episcopalian Church essentially. I grew up in it until my early 20’s, but left it because I had never… Read More
The recent provincial assembly was a time well spent. My wife wasn’t that thrilled that I was spending all day at the event, but she appreciated some of the information I brought home. I would say the most impactful thing I encountered was the couple who are using their garage as a church. They deliberately moved to a low income neighborhood. They went intentionally knowing the lack of resources available to those who live there. It initially started as Sunday bible time with the smaller kids in the neighborhood who were making… Read More
So, here I am cruising at 35,00 feet, or whatever the cruising altitude is for this trip. I’ve been practicing daily morning prayer for over a year now. I am most acutely in need of it on work days. My tendency to over do it. My tendency to depend on myself at work, to drive myself and others, to use strong words and not grace filled ones is strong. I need the daily reminder of who I belong to. I am God’s. I am bought with a price. I was redeemed from… Read More
So, like I said in my Tinker Bell post, I am reading a lot. The current book is titled “Grounded in the Gospel” a book on teaching the basics of the Gospel. “Building Believers the old fashioned way” is the subtitle of the book,. I really, really like this book. So much I bought my best friend a copy. And, since I had bought it on kindle, I bought myself a paperback copy too. I plan on using it, marking it up and otherwise. The book also includes a short chapter on… Read More
So for not posting. I’ve been reading. A lot!