First Office of Instruction Audio and ACGS – Pelham Podcast Availability

As the new Anglican Church of the Good Shepherd – Pelham, AL podcast is added to more apps, please check the website to see where you can download. We are still hoping it will be available on iTunes soon but it is currently available on seven different apps: https://www.goodshepherdacna.com/podcast.

Also, we recorded the First Office of Instruction from the 2003 REC Book of Common Prayer as a service and plan on doing the Second Office soon.  The REC BCP version is spot on with the 1928 BCP except for a few very minor additions, namely breaking up the Ten Commandments into more questions. The responses remain the same.  We hope to record more parts of the classic prayer book, especially the 1662 Catechism and the 1928 American Family Prayer Offices to assist families with their devotional life.

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Monks with Benefits – The Miserable Offenders Podcast

Another Miserable Offenders podcast dropped and it is entitled “Monks with Benefits” due to yours truly mentioning in the pre-recording prep that The Benedict Option or #BenOp seems to be calling Christian families into a form of monasticism. And well, since we’re married, perhaps that makes us monks with benefits? I digress…

Audio Version of the Articles of Religion

The Anglican Church of the Good Shepherd – Pelham, Alabama podcast is beginning a series on the Thirty-Nine Articles of Religion where I am reading through the articles.  No commentary, just the pure, unadulterated, and straightforward theology of the articles from the 1662 edition of the Book of Common Prayer.

If you have never read the AoR or you are familiar with them but would like an audio version then this series is for you. Ministers may want to use this series to walk through the AoR with their parish and to use with their catechizing class for confirmands.

New Podcast – Anglican Church of the Good Shepherd – Pelham, Alabama

As the new vicar of Anglican Church of the Good Shepherd in Pelham, Alabama, I have decided to start a podcast in order to distribute sermons, services, lectures, and miscellany. Please take a listen, rate, and subscribe to boost the podcast’s visibility for those who may also enjoy. It will soon be available on all major podcasting apps.

Visit our website and Facebook page for more information on the church plant and please drop by and visit or recommend a friend or family member visit with us one Sunday. Please like the Facebook page and send us a review as well!

Simple Way to Learn Anglican Chant

A relatively straightforward video that is less than ten minutes long can be found here.  I hope to start teaching my children Anglican chant as a way to work through the Psalter and hopefully assist in memorization.

Also, much of what little I have learned regarding chant is thanks to the resources provided at Cradle of Prayer. I highly recommend their website and daily office recordings.

Holy Week: A Return to Musings

Excellent musings from a colleague and friend. I hope he continues to publish more of his musings.

Millennial Musings

“I can write no more. All that I have written seems like straw.” These words uttered eight centuries ago marked the end of the road for Thomas Aquinas — one of the most prolific philosopher-theologians and saints in Christian Church history. In a dream, Aquinas had beheld the depth and the glory of the God whose truth he spent his life trying to convey in written word. He was struck by his own insufficiency to ever paint such a transcendent picture with his human words. His colossal Summa Theologiae would remain unfinished, and he would die months later.

I have neither revelatory dreams nor a portfolio heavy enough to sink a small battleship, but I wrestle with the same refrain: “All that I have written seems like straw.” Too often, I read things, think things, speak things, argue points, and then sit down to write only to be struck with…

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Wisdom of a Highwayman

“Jesus was the only One that ever raised the dead,” The Misfit continued, “and He shouldn’t have done it. He thrown everything off balance. If He did what He said, then it’s nothing for you to do but throw away everything and follow Him, and if He didn’t, then it’s nothing for you to do but enjoy the few minutes you got left the best way you can-by killing somebody or burning down his house or doing some other meanness to him. No pleasure but meanness,” he said and his voice had become almost a snarl.
 
– The Misfit, A Good Man is Hard to Find, by Flannery O’Connor