Spiritual Growth

"But grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ."  2 Peter 3:18

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.

If We Only Know Scripture as a Text, We Don’t Know it at All

Reading Scripture is a communal act in which each individual reader is brought into an accountable relationship with every other reader.

31 Bible Reflection Tips

As we grow in faith and develop the practice of daily Bible reading, sometimes we can reduce the discipline into a less-than-meaningful habit. Here are a 31 refreshing ways to approach Scripture and gain deep, life-giving insights.

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.

Relying on Christ’s Victory in Lent

Lent is arguably a microcosm of the whole ascetic life. It is a clear and obvious appropriation of the victory of Christ over sin and temptation in the life of the Church and the life of the Christian.

Lent Fasting for a Changed Heart

While there are many purposes for fasting found in the Bible, the primary purpose of Lenten fasting is learning to depend more fully upon God and trust him to provide for us in every way. We are learning to discipline our desires and not to be ruled by them.

For You This Christmas

Within Mary's womb was the one whom the universe could not contain. The embryo she was to name “Jesus” was God's perfect and only way for humanity’s rescue. It is here, in this wondrous thing that happened at the first Christmas, that the most profound, unfathomable depths of God’s revelation to humanity are found. God became man!

Giving thanks, even now

We can give thanks even in difficult times through the General Thanksgiving in the Book of Common Prayer.

The Value of Prophetic Ministry

When we use the gift of prophecy to mine the treasure inside of someone made in the image of God, a major shift begins to take place in him or her. That person is introduced to a heavenly perspective on their life.

TLC Podcast – Ministry of Pastoral Theology of a Non-Anxious Presence

Rev. Allen Hughes discusses ministry of pastoral theology of a non-anxious presence with Rev. Caleb Miller from Immanuel Anglican Church, Destin, FL. Scriptural resources:Theologically, a non-anxious presence is grounded upon ADOPTION.  As a Pauline word used to summarize the fullness of salvation, adoption is a new ontological reality for a believer in Jesus.  Romans 8:22ff;…