On the resurgence of confessional Anglicanism

There is a resurgence of confessional Anglicanism in the United States. What do I mean by “confessional” Anglicanism? I mean an Anglican identity based on the Reformation principles outlined in the Thirty-nine Articles of Religion of 1571 and put into practice through the liturgy of the 1662 Book of Common Prayer. Confessional Anglicans are Protestant, Reformed, evangelical–descriptors that would be redundant in an earlier age. Confessional …

Fruity, corny candy Christianity

This article is part 14 of 14 in the series Ugly Church Stuff.

The old Ugly Church Stuff file is chock full of goodies! This time, it’s the sweet kind. Just when you thought faith in the West couldn’t get any sweeter, along comes the fruity kind of Christianity that can only be found in pun-covered, colorful, individual-serving-sized plastic bags. This sort of thing has been around for a long time (Testamints anyone?), but the Scripture Candy company …

Small Church Music

If you’re a small parish with few resources for church music, SmallChurchMusic.com is for you.

Ways you can use this site:

  • If you don’t have an organist, download the accompaniment tracks to play for services.
  • If you need sheet music, download it here.
  • Find lyrics to hymns.
  • Cross reference hymns that share the same tune.

Thanks to the hard work of recording, scanning, typing, and uploading done over many years, Mr. Clyde McLennan from Perth, Australia has given the church a vast treasury of musical resources.

Music Resources for congregational and small group singing. Audio MP3 files, midi files, PDF scores and lyrics available.

LeeStrobel.com

Anyone interested in Christian apologetics should consult the works of Lee Strobel. His investigative-style books–such as The Case for Christ and The Case for a Creator–offer a fresh approach to apologetics and are easy to read and understand.

Mr. Strobel’s website is a treasure trove of resources to aid in further study and research in apologetics. In particular, the site features numerous videos addressing particular apologetics topics, often in interview format.