Tag Archives: Anglican

Road to Seminary | Church

This post is the fifth of six posts about making our way to Birmingham, Alabama to attend Beeson Divinity School. 

Here’s the story. In December of 2016, Janie and I made two trips to Birmingham to find a place to live. I could not go with her on the second trip, but she secured a freshly renovated 3 bedroom bungalow not far from Beeson’s campus. Things were moving right along until the landlord backed out. She wanted to sell the property before I would have finished school. We made a third trip and struck out again. We were getting desperate. In a panic, we connected with a friend-of-a-friend-of-a-friend who was a real estate agent. She agreed to find some properties that might meet our needs and tour them over FaceTime with us. From what we could tell, the Cooper Avenue house would be fine. It seemed roomy enough and clean. It was at the top of our price range, but we knew that we weren’t going to do any better and get any closer to the city. We discussed, prayed, and discussed some more. I didn’t want to start 2017 without having a place secured and I couldn’t justify another trip to Birmingham. I signed the lease. It was done.

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A House Not Made With Hands

Janie and I have been attending Christ the King Anglican Church for over a year now. We were both confirmed into the Anglican Church on Pentecost Sunday, May 27, 2018. As I continue to seek ordination while at Beeson Divinity School, I am learning a great deal about this tradition. As our rector (pastor) Michael Novotny is in Jerusalem attending the GAFCON conference, I had the opportunity to preach my first sermon as an Anglican. Continue reading