Monthly Archives: November 2023

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Stirring for Advent

The leaves have fallen and the air is finally crisp amidst the defiant, evergreen, Alabama pines. Advent is in the air. The chill as I walk through my neighborhood is a warm greeting within my soul. Walking the pavement of my street is a sort of beating of the bounds. My eyes assess the homes…

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Book Review: “Give Us This Day Devotionals, Volume 5: Acts”

Give Us This Day Devotionals, Volume 5: Acts. By Charles Erlandson. Eugene, OR: Resource Publications, 2023. 272 pp. $28.00 (e-book). The Give Us This Day Devotionals fill a niche that is not so common in Anglican or really most other circles: long form devotions. These are not three-paragraph pieces on some random Bible passage, but…

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An Exposition of the Thirty-nine Articles – Article XXXIV

Article XXXIV. Of the Traditions of the Church. It is not necessary that Traditions and Ceremonies be in all places one, and utterly like; for at all times they have been divers, and may be changed according to the diversities of countries, times, and men’s manners, so that nothing be ordained against God’s Word. Whosoever…

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Coming This Christmas

After more than a decade as an online publication, The North American Anglican is returning to the printed page! We hope you’ll join us for “A Christmas Celebratory” this Holiday season, a collection of some of our favorite offerings, beautifully printed with high-quality images and glossy paper, all glue bound. This limited print is in…

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Book Review: “Every Moment Holy: The Work Of The People”

On Saturday, November 4, the authors and illustrators behind the critically acclaimed Every Moment Holy devotional series gathered at Providence Church in Mount Juliet, Tennessee, to celebrate the release of the third volume of their praiseworthy and highly successful liturgical series. Author Douglas McKelvey was joined on stage by popular songwriters Andrew Peterson and Jon…

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An Exposition of the Thirty-nine Articles – Article XXXIII

Article XXXIII. Of Excommunicate Persons, how they are to be avoided. THAT person, which by open denunciation of the Church is rightly cut off from the unity of the Church, and excommunicated, ought to be taken of the whole multitude of the faithful as an Heathen and Publican, until he be openly reconciled by penance,…

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St Dunstan’s Academy: An Interview with Fr Mark Perkins

 Andrew and Isaac interview Fr Mark Perkins about a new Anglican boy’s boarding school in Virginia. Read Fr Eric PArker’s article about St Dunstan’s Academy ⁠here.⁠ Visit the St Dunstan’s Academy ⁠website.⁠ More information on Christian Halls ⁠here.

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“Anglican History” a New Article for Logos.com

I was recently honored with the opportunity to write an introductory article on Anglicanism for the Logos.com “Word by Word” blog. Here’s the introduction: Anglicanism is a religious identity claimed by millions of faithful Christians across the globe. In fact, the Anglican Communion is the third largest Christian communion of churches after Roman Catholicism and Eastern Orthodoxy….

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Here I Stand: The Promise and Peril of ‘Sola Scriptura’

One of the fundamental theological convictions to emanate from the Protestant Reformation was the doctrine of sola scriptura. As defined and defended by the magisterial Reformers and several generations of their ideological heirs, this term affirmed that Holy Scripture was the only infallible authority for life and doctrine. Roman Catholics rejected this doctrine completely, affirming…

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