Articles by The Venerable Andrew Brashier

The Venerable Andrew Brashier serves as Chancellor for the Jurisdiction of Armed Forces and Chaplaincy (ACNA, CON) and is the rector of Anglican Church of the Good Shepherd in Pelham, Alabama. He works full-time for the nation's largest Christian prison ministry in governmental affairs and faith-based outreach to local churches nationwide. He blogs about family oratories and the impact they can have in reigniting Anglicanism at www.thruamirrordarkly.wordpress.com. His first book is available at Amazon (https://tinyurl.com/yhsx638n) and focuses on family devotions and private prayer in the Anglican tradition.


For All the Saints

Perhaps the most noble vocation is that of Christian parenthood. Parents are called to die to themselves for their spouse and while raising children in an increasingly hostile world. The Lord’s admonishment rings more urgently than ever to “See that you do not despise one of these little ones.” (Matthew 18:10, ESV). Unfortunately, parents today…

Lifting in Lent

With the title “Lifting in Lent,” you’re likely expecting a solid workout plan paired with the Lenten fast. Well here it is: Five sets of lifting a box of Books of Common Prayer while repeating the Commandments in their entirety as God wrote them in the Good Book, none of this abbreviated nonsense (brah, do…

Traveler

I travel the old ways I am the Remembrancer. The forest knows me Hostile on my way. My steps are measured Meted three by thirteen. The phantoms cry out Hunger in their grasp. Words I repeat cast Silence on the spirits. The old path is worn But seldom traveled. Tread softly this way Remove thy…

Bodybuilding in Exile

When I first began writing this column, we were in the midst of quarantine. The “14 days to flatten the curve” gradually crept into month one or two and I began wondering how to sanctify the time during days spent between Zoom calls and homeschooling. However, each week and frankly each month, I managed to…

The Multivocational Life

The Anglican Church in North America has always embraced planting missions across the continent. Archbishop Robert Duncan began his tenure pressing the Anglican 1000 initiative, with the goal of planting 1,000 parishes within ten years. Archbishop Foley Beach took up the mantle with his Always Forward initiative and now Presiding Bishop Ray Sutton (Reformed Episcopal…

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