Lazy in Prayer

August 26, 2016

I confess, I am by nature a lazy prayer.  Or you theologians might rightly say my sinful nature (sarx) makes me a lazy prayer...

Matthew Mason & the Plenary Sessions

August 26, 2016

Matthew Mason is Rector of Christ Church Salisbury in the UK (Anglican Mission in England), and a Fellow of the Center for Pastor Theologians...

Welcome as a Way of Life

August 26, 2016

This book is about the theology of Jean Vanier. Drawing from Vanier’s writings, it situates Vanier's theological thinking on community, care, and what it means to be and become...

2016 Ordinands Retreat

August 26, 2016

From August 8-10, thirty ordinands from the Diocese of Christ Our Hope gathered at the beautiful St. Francis Springs Prayer Center in Stoneville, NC, for their annual retreat...

What I'm Reading

August 26, 2016

Each month I’ll be sharing some of what I’m currently reading. My hope is that this will stimulate deeper thinking and conversation among us about theology, mission, and ministry...

It Actually Matters

July 28, 2016

Events in the past few weeks have unfolded faster than almost anyone can absorb or reflect on them. ISIS-inspired death and mayhem in Nice, Germany, and now, Kabul; police killings of...

Theology & Arts : Watercolors

July 28, 2016

One of the more pleasant surprises I have experienced in life was the emergence of some latent artistic talent. My retired Marine Corps dad, had discovered painting in-between careers, but found watercolors frustrating so he passed them along to me...

Synod Registration Now Open!

November 03, 2016

As you may know, our first Diocesan Synod will be November 3-5, 2016 and registration is now open!  Please plan on coming together for a wonderful time of celebration, worship,...

Always Forward Conference

August 25, 2016

Our goal for this conference is to gather our Province together around the work of church planting. Our intention is for this to be a very practical gathering with less talking-heads and more specific training. In order to make church planting accessible to many...

Update on Rwanda Landslide Efforts

July 28, 2016

We have good news: The fundraising effort between the Anglican Relief and Development Fund and Walk with Rwanda has raised $18,000 to help the Mudslide Victims.  Here is the link to the fundraising page. The funds are being sent to Rwanda...

For a Time Such as This

June 28, 2016

Sitting in my home office in Chapel Hill on this beautiful, surprisingly cool June day, my head is spinning as I reflect over the tectonic movements in American society in the year since the June 26, 2015, Supreme Court ruling...

Two Way to Continue to "Walk with Rwanda"

June 28, 2016

“Come walk with me!” is the invitation that we have been given through videos, emails, face-to-face meetings with our beloved friend and Rwandan Archbishop Onesphore Rwaje and his ambassador, Reverend Brandon Walsh...

Our Father Who Art in Heaven

June 28, 2016

In the days following the horrific attack at the Pulse nightclub in Orlando, I’ve struggled to know how to respond: shock, anger, solidarity, support, sadness, despair… I have moved through all these responses and many more in the days since...

Provincial Council Report

June 28, 2016

It was a privilege to attend the 2016 ACNA Provincial Council as a Lay Delegate, along with Bishop Steve Breedlove, Canon Alan Hawkins, and Ben Bowman, Lay Delegate.  Each diocese sends...

Visit with Archbishop Ben Kwashi and his wife Dr. Gloria Kwashi

May 27, 2016

This week, my wife Annette and I have been privileged to host Archbishop Ben Kwashi and his lovely bride Dr. Gloria Kwashi.  I met Archbishop Kwashi at...

Resurrection Meets Overwhelment

May 27, 2016

For we do not want you to be unaware, brothers,[a] of the affliction we experienced in Asia. For we were so utterly burdened beyond our strength that we despaired of life itself....

Clergy Couples Retreat Recap

May 27, 2016

Sometimes naming a thing for what it is can be a revelation all its own. Can discussions about (supposedly) obvious topics like friendship, calling, brokenness, and love yield anything truly fruitful for a married couple? They sure can!

Come and Pray. Or If You Can't Come, Then Pray.

May 27, 2016

The Anglican Church in North America gathers annually in a rhythm of Provincial Assemblies and Provincial Councils. The Assemblies, approximately every third year, are large celebrations for laity...

Something's Coming: A Report on Church Growth

May 27, 2016

I’m really about to either date myself, or nerd myself, or both, but here goes. 

When I was a kid, the ultra-60’s musical,...

Diocesan Council Report

May 27, 2016

This past Friday and Saturday, our Diocesan Council met in Chapel Hill, NC, at the home of Bishop Steve and Sally Breedlove for a time of fellowship and prayer, as well as to discuss important Diocesan matters...

Faith and Art

May 27, 2016

Curio magazine recently published and article on Church of the Incarnation and their attempt to revive the relationship between faith and art.

Wheat Teaches Us

April 26, 2016

Alleluia! Christ is Risen! Eastertide is a time of sustained joy. The Resurrection has reinterpreted the world in light of things that were never imagined...

Commissioning of Church of the Good Shepherd

April 26, 2016

The ministry of Church of the Good Shepherd began in the fall of 2012 as a dozen or so folks from Christ Church in Winston-Salem gathered for Bible Study and prayer in Davie County, NC...

Walking the Liturgical Path

January 01, 2020

Questions about Anglican liturgy? "Walking the Liturgical Path" is a great introduction for those new to liturgy, and a great resource for those who want to deepen their understanding...

Why Keep Silent About Our Sin?

April 26, 2016

“I’m fine,” we tend to say a lot.
But what if we’re not – would we know it?

King David knew it. He “kept silent" about his sin against Bathsheba and her husband, Uriah. He buried it...

What Does it Mean to be Church?

April 26, 2016

 The word church comes from the Greek New Testament word ἐκκλησία (ekklēsia), translated through Latin (ecclēsia) into English as ecclesia. Essentially, this means there’s nothing...

Recent Ordinations

April 26, 2016

Photographs from the ordinations of The Rev'd Matt Garrison and Christopher Walk. Matt Garrison was ordained into the priesthood and Christopher Walk was ordained into the diaconate. 

Not One Step Farther, Again...

April 26, 2016

Last month we wrote you about a strong conviction that we share concerning the necessity of prayer support for our ministries, our clergy, our churches, our families...

The "What is This?" Name Challenge

March 21, 2016

We need a name for our newsletter. We have batted around a couple of names – Intersection, or Anchor. But so far, nothing has gotten traction for our team. 


Maybe you can help. 

From and To and About and For

March 21, 2016

On behalf of the leadership team of the Diocese of Christ our Hope, I rejoice in the launch this first edition of our monthly Diocesan Newsletter. We are thankful for this new step of regular communication within our family. We’re also hopeful that our extended family and friends...

"Not One Step Farther..." An Urgent Request

March 21, 2016

As this newsletter is being prepared for distribution, we are at a weeklong training session for bishops in the ACNA. The training has been intensive, the material, helpful, and the fellowship and camaraderie, rich. We are grateful to God for the wisdom and love we have received...

Regional Gatherings

March 21, 2016

A few years ago I heard a message where the speaker remarked that he could tell what you are “really about” by looking at two instruments: your personal checkbook/financial statements and your calendar.  He said a small inspection of these two things would reveal your heart...

Walking Through Holy Week

March 21, 2016

Beginning with Palm Sunday this past Sunday, Good Shepherd and many other Churches around the world began a journey of worship that is called Holy Week.  During Holy Week, the life of the Church goes into slow-motion so that...

Two Gifts For Your Parish

March 21, 2016

I have been in parish ministry since 1983 and ordained since 1985.  One of the biggest challenges and anxiety producers I have battled in 31 years is our church finances...

Update from the Governance Task Force

February 28, 2016

Our “Constitution and Canons Team" of Chancellor Jeff Weber, PEARUSA Director of Operations Ben Bowman, and I returned late Tuesday night from Phoenix, Arizona, following two days of meetings with the Governance Task Force ("GTF") of the Anglican Church in North America. 

Rev. Kevin Whitfield Installation

February 07, 2016

The Rev. Kevin Whitfield was installed as pastor of Church of the Lamb in Elkton, VA on February 7th, 2016. Click below to view photos from the service. 

Epiphany Message

January 12, 2016

Since September, “hope” has been poking around in my mind, gently, relentlessly, prodding and pushing its way into my heart. Hope is written large into the heart of the Gospel. Hope is a beautiful recurring melody echoing through God’s Word...

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Durham, NC 27717



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Durham, NC 27717