Category Archives: Devotion

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Creation, Compromise, and Cowardice

by Deacon Joshua P. Steele The Rev. Dcn. Joshua P. Steele is a Transitional Deacon serving at Church of the Savior in Wheaton, IL, a Ph.D. student in Theology at Wheaton College, and the Managing Editor of AnglicanPastor.com. A Father’s Fear vs. Our Father’s World This summer I became a father. And, while the blessings […]

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Daily Prayer in an Information Age

The Rev. Dr. Jon Parker is Assistant Professor of Religion at Berry College, where he teaches interpretation of the Old and New Testaments, and is an ordained priest in the ACNA and Anglican Diocese of the South. “Oh Lord, I don’t know what to do. I’m so overwhelmed! Please help me!” Have you ever prayed […]

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Christ, Lord of Culture

The Rev. Dcn. Joshua P. Steele is a Transitional Deacon serving at Church of the Savior in Wheaton, IL, as well as a Ph.D. student in Theology at Wheaton College. Dcn. Joshua also writes and edits at AnglicanPastor.com. Jesus Christ is Lord. _____ is not. My guess is that if you’re reading this, you likely […]

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Welcoming the Stranger: Visitors and Newcomers

“… I was a stranger, and you welcomed me…” – Matthew 25:35 By Rev. Aaron Wright, Rector, Old North Abbey, Knoxville, TN Several years ago, I walked into one of the most popular pubs in all of Ireland. It was a Pub of Distinction, a title given to pubs across the country for their warmth, […]

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When We Forget Who We Are

By Rev. Dcn. Erin Moniz, Assistant Chaplain, Office of the Chaplain, Berry College “His divine power has granted to us all things that pertain to life and godliness, through the knowledge of him who called us to his own glory and excellence, by which he has granted to us his precious and very great promises, […]

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Please Hold On!

An Advent Reflection By Bishop David C. Bryan. The Right Rev’d David C. Bryan serves as Suffragan Bishop of the Diocese of the Carolinas and Assisting Bishop of the Anglican Diocese of the South and the Gulf Atlantic Diocese. Part of being married is learning how to live happily with differences. One of these “differences” in […]

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For the Good of Our Communities: Gleaning in the 21st Century

By Deacon Lauri Moyle, Community Chaplain with Anglican Church of the Redeemer, Chattanooga, TN and founder of Thankful Gleaner, a social enterprise helping businesses connect with those in need. As a Community Chaplain, Deacon Lauri seeks the welfare of both the congregation and the city – participating in public arenas, offering counsel to the community, […]

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Sharing Christian Hospitality

By Bishop David C. Bryan. The Right Rev’d David C. Bryan serves as Suffragan Bishop of the Diocese of the Carolinas and Assisting Bishop of the Anglican Diocese of the South and the Gulf Atlantic Diocese. 8 Above all, keep loving one another earnestly, since love covers a multitude of sins. 9 Show hospitality to one another without grumbling.10 As each […]

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The Importance of Rest

A year ago, I was given the opportunity to take a six-month sabbatical. I was excited and terrified about the time. How would I use it? Could I separate myself from work for that long? Who am I when I’m not working? It took me two months to quit checking email. It took me another […]

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Lent Readings and Prayers for Individuals and Families

Lent is approaching!  Check out our resource for families and individuals to prepare for and observe Ash Wednesday and each Sunday in Lent. Prepared by Rachel Moorman, ADOTS Communications Associate, this guide will help you pray that week’s collect, and then follow a Gospel reading guide in preparation for the upcoming Sunday. It also includes […]

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Body Trouble

by Canon Greg Goebel After Jesus rose from the dead he appeared the Mary Magdalene and the Apostles, and over 500 others. He made a point to show them that he was indeed there in body. Paul tells us that he rose again physically, and if not our hope is in vain. He ascended, and […]

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Praying in the Chaos

by Jack King Life with a New Baby Last Fall my wife gave birth to our second child, a son. I’ve heard varied experiences from parents about the changes a second child brings. Some don’t notice much change from one child to two while others who feel the house turned upside down as soon as […]

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Knowing the Mystery of the Gospel

By Josh Hall It’s one thing to know what the gospel is and understand it intellectually, but it’s a profound mystery how it gets down deep inside of our hearts, the inner man.  This is the mystery of the gospel. I believe the Holy Spirit is doing this work, and He’s using gospel proclaiming churches […]

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From the Bishop’s Heart: Christmas Joy

Fear not, for behold I bring you good news of great joy that will be for all people. For unto us a child is born (Lk.3:10). Great joy for all people?? As you and I gather with friends and family to celebrate the birth of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, I truly hope you have […]

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O Come Let Us Adore Him

By Fr Doug Floyd, Knoxville, Tennessee The grace of God appears like an unexpected star on an uneventful night. Suddenly, light streams shower from the black sky, and you step forward into the dawn of a coming day. The story of the nativity is the story of nighttime surprise. Gabriel greets an unsuspecting Mary with […]

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