The Marks of a Healthy Church

Later this month we’ll submit our annual parochial report to the diocese. Both the diocese and the ACNA like to get a sense of how the congregations are doing, so…

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Thoughts on Charles Williams’ “Descent of the Dove”

This blogpost was written by Fr. Chris and published on a site devoted to Charles Williams, one of the “Inklings” in C. S. Lewis’ and Tolkien’s writers group. It appeared on…

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Advent Devotional Materials

Today marks the beginning of the season of Advent. During this season of longing and anticipation of the coming (“advent” comes from a Latin word that means simply “coming”) of…

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How We Can Embrace Thanksgiving and Resist the Siren Song of Shopping

In an article in Sunday’s New York Times titled, “How to Defeat the Impulse Buy,” psychologist David DeSteno suggests that the best way to resist impulse buying this holiday season…

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