Celebrate

"the righteous shall be glad; they shall exult before God; they shall be jubilant with joy!"  Psalm 68:3

 

In the Anglican tradition, we celebrate certain seasons and holy days based on the ancient church calendar. Below are resources related to such times.

Use the search feature or click on tags in related posts to find more on a specific special day or season.

The Ascension of Jesus into Heaven

The ascension of Jesus is his enthronement as the cosmic king. The two implications of this are 1) Jesus gives his church the mission and the power to be his kingdom people doing his kingdom work and 2) Jesus—crucified, risen and ascended—will return therefore we must be prepared.

Pentecost: There is so much more

Pentecost reverses the curse of Babel. It brings together different cultures. Pentecost. It brings together different languages. Pentecost. It brings together different people. Pentecost.

Leaning into the Power of the Holy Spirit

Amid the ultimate rescue [from sin and condemnation] we receive the ultimate gift, the Holy Spirit. Our hope comes when we lean into the gift, when we lean into the presence and power of the Holy Spirit living in us. With this gift comes power.

Slow Down

I'm excited to engage in this year's Easter festivities . There is so much to look forward to, I'm having to remind myself to slow down.

Fasting, Mortality and Repentance

Why do we fast? Christians fast for two primary reasons: to recall our mortality and to flee from sin and repent. While these two reasons can be distinguished, they can’t be separated. Sin and death are joined at the hip, as are repentance and dependence on God. 

Sermon: Journey to Jerusalem

Join with Jesus on his road. Share with Jesus in his mission. Even when it costs. Even when our best excuses are not good enough.

Sermon: Ash Wednesday’s Meditation for Lent

Rev. Dr. Jay Wright of All Saints Church Dallas reminds us that during the Lenten season, as we do the work of repentance, as we use the activities of prayer, fasting, almsgiving, reading and meditating on God's word... we must, we must, we must do it all with the humility that is gift from God.

This Changes Everything!

Don’t let your Easter joy wane! Don’t let your “Alleluias!” diminish! Enter into Sunday worship with awe and expectation.

Lent and the Gospel of Suffering

How do we talk about a gospel of suffering? “Gospel” means “good news.” How is suffering ever good news?? Suffering is not getting what you want and getting what you don’t want. Every single human being has both experiences.

Focusing on Christ’s Victory During Lent: Helpful Tools

There are certain tools I have found to be particularly helpful in focusing on Christ's victory in my own life during the season of Lent. It is important to start small.