Dynamic Downtown Worship in the Anglican Tradition

Posts from November 2015

Rector - Boston

Civilitas Conference in Boston

In response to the tragic shootings at Mother Emanuel, Heidi Ravenel (co-chair of the Galatians 3:28 Task Force on race, and Vestry member) and I were invited to Boston to take part in a conference called Civilitas; After Charleston. The purpose of the conference was twofold: First, how do we, as Christians, have civil conversation…

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Rector - Storms

Storms Expose Weaknesses and Strengths…

An evensong sermon preached in St. Michael’s Church on Friday, October 9th, in the aftermath of the great October rain, to the convention of: The American Board of Trial Advocates: It was a hurricane without the hurricane. That’s a how a friend of mine described the chaos of this past week. That song by Blondie…

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Stewardship of Suffering

One of the 19th century professors of Princeton Seminary, Archibald Alexander, once advised that in times of suffering and hardship, we should be more desirous that our trials be sanctified than removed. This is the actual quote: For your more rapid growth in grace, some of you will be cast into the furnace of affliction. Sickness, bereavement, bad conduct of children and…

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William Burrows

The William Burrows House Marker Has Arrived

This marker commemorates a national treasure:  Charleston’s connection to the first commandant of the United States Marine Corps and his son, a War of 1812 naval hero.  Our local Medal of Honor recipient MG Jim Livingston USMC ret. wants to attend the installation ceremony, and the South Carolina War of 1812 Society wishes to participate.…

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Stewardship of Worship

The Stewardship of Worship

What does it mean to steward our worship? One obvious way of stewarding our worship is… to worship. It is the practice of the Church to meet weekly on the Lord’s Day for corporate worship and participation in the sacraments. Individually, it is the discipline of the Church to read Scripture and pray daily. David…

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Tool Time

Tool Time This Fall

At 9:15 am on Sunday Track 1 (Kinloch Room) Authentic Christian Discipleship An authentic disciple may be described as one who is in glad and wholehearted submission to God being transformed by the Holy Spirit into the image of Christ through genuine worship, sacrificial service to others, and intentional reproducing of more disciples. Join the discipleship…

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Kids Stewardship

One of the Best Stewardship Decisions a Church Can Make

by Brian Dollar, High Voltage Kids Ministry God has entrusted to each of us a certain amount of time, money, and talent.  What we do with these resources is called stewardship, which is the “wise investment of resources in order to reach the maximum amount of return.”  George Barna, the nation’s leading church demographer, found…

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Teen Crisis

Teen Crisis

Teen Crisis Our teens are more and more in an identity crisis.  They struggle to answer the question, “Who am I”?  Often times they are one person at home, while posing as another individual at school, and yet entirely someone else at Church.  They are in the season of life where they will struggle with…

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