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Why Emphasize the Psalms?

Like all liturgical traditions, Anglicans read from the book of Psalms at every eucharistic service. Our liturgy generally includes readings from an Old Testament book, a Psalm, an Epistle, and a Gospel. What this means is that we spend more time in the book of Psalms than in any other book of the bible. Have you ever wondered about this? Why so much emphasis on the Psalms in worship? The truth is that no other book…

Nations and Races: Some Thoughts on GAFCON 2018

By Bryan on Friday, June 22, 2018 GAFCON 2018 As I woke up on Tuesday morning and began my coffee ritual (a ritual wherein I sit down and drink coffee), I logged in to Facebook and found delightful stories and images from GAFCON 2018. GAFCON stands for Global Anglican Future Conference. It is a global family of Anglican provinces (about 70% of the world’s Anglicans) committed to historic Christian orthodoxy and evangelical faith. My church, St. John’s, is a parish of the Anglican…

anglican worship 101

I am working with a great group of people to plant an Anglican church in Canton, Ohio where many Christians are unfamiliar with liturgical forms of worship.  The following is thus a very brief introduction for those who are unfamiliar with classic liturgy. It may also serve as a helpful refresher for those who have worshiped this way for some time. In my mind, these four characteristics of Anglican worship are especially noteworthy. First, Anglican…

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