Welcome to the Anglican Curiosities Podcast! Whether you’re curious to know if this tradition could be personally meaningful, or if you’ve been around Anglican churches for a while and there are things about it you’ve wanted to know about but haven’t found the way to ask, we welcome you to be curious with us today! Hosted by Kristen Parise, Director of Marketing, Publication and Public Relations at Trinity School for Ministry, and featuring faculty and friends from the global Anglican community. In this inaugural season of the podcast, we’re seeking to give you a 5,000 foot view of what the Anglican tradition is: What makes it distinct, who are the key characters throughout history and what do churches in the Anglican tradition look like today? We hope these episodes will allow you to see the big picture, while pointing out some key details along the way.
Season 1 | Wrap-up Part 2 | Featuring the Revs. Tracey and Jamey Russell
As we bring Season 1 of the Anglican Curiosities Podcast to a close, we’d like to introduce you to three rectors over two final episodes that are currently living and breathing the concepts discussed throughout each episode this season. Our final guests this season are the Revs. Tracey and Jamey Russell: co-rectors of Trinity Church in Washington, Pennsylvania. In this interview, we ask the Russells about how each aspect of the Anglican formation they have received impacts the way they do ministry in their context.
Season 1 | Wrap-up Part 1 | Featuring The Rev. Dr. Jonathan Wong
As we bring Season 1 of the Anglican Curiosities Podcast to a close, we’d like to introduce you to three rectors over two final episodes that are currently living and breathing the concepts discussed throughout each episode this season. Our first guest rector is The Rev. Dr. Jonathan Wong (MDiv, 2008); regional Dean of Vietnam and priest in charge of The Church of the Good Shepherd – English Congregation in Singapore.
In this interview, we asked him about his ministry in Southeast Asia, and how he engages the pillars of Anglicanism in his current context.
The Beauty and Distinctiveness of Anglican Worship - with Michael Jensen
In this episode, we have a joyful conversation with The Rev. Dr. Michael Jensen about how worship of our Almighty God manifests itself in an Anglican context. Throughout the interview, we ask Michael to define Anglican worship, and explain how it differs from other Christian traditions. He also leads us in exploring subjects such as: the nuances of Christ’s presence at the Eucharist, walking the line between spontaneity and order in worship, and even the appropriate use of music in the service.
Crash Course on Three Creeds and Thirty Nine Articles - with The Rev. Dr. Joel Scandrett
In this episode, Trinity Associate Professor of Historical Theology The Rev. Dr. Joel Scandrett, demystifies the doctrinal foundations of Anglican theology by relating the meaning and uses of the three traditional creeds (the Apostle’s creed, the Nicene creed, and the Athanasian creed) and the thirty nine articles. He goes into sufficient detail about how these creeds came to be, and why they should matter to believers today.
For those who might be unfamiliar with the Three Creeds, we recorded them being read in their entirety by The Ven. Rev. Dr. Mark Stevenson (Parish Deacon at the Church of the Ascension and Former Academic Dean of Trinity School for Ministry) as a bonus episode for the season. Give it a listen before or after this episode if you're unfamiliar with one or more of the creeds, or you just want to listen to one of the best voices in the business.
The Three Creeds - Bonus Recording
A reading of the Apostles Creed, The Nicene Creed, and the Athanasian Creed by The Ven. Rev. Dr. Mark Stevenson.
The Origin Story of the Anglican Church Pt. 2 - Cranmer Deep Dive with The Rev. Cn. Dr. Ashley Null
In this episode, esteemed scholar, author, and researcher Ashley Null will be taking us on a deep dive into a key origin story character, Archbishop of Canterbury, Thomas Cranmer. We’ll explore Cranmer’s contemporary culture, and the key events throughout his life that led him to write the first book of Collects, the first Book of Common Prayer, and of course, ultimately lay the groundwork for what would become the Anglican Church of England.