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My name is Father Steve Macias and I am a Priest in California’s Silicon Valley.

I am the Headmaster at Canterbury Christian School and Rector of Saint Paul’s Anglican Church.

I am a presbyter (priest/pastor/minister) in the Reformed Episcopal Church, a founding jurisdiction of the Anglican Church in North America.

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    American and Anglican: Anglicanism as the Founding Faith of the Colonies and the American Republic

    American and Anglican: Anglicanism as the Founding Faith of the Colonies and the American Republic

    Did you know the first Communion service in the New World happened on the West Coast using the Anglican Book of Common Prayer? What church did American members of the Church of England (like George Washington) belong to after the English lost the Revolutionary War? How did Anglicanism become the Episcopal Church in the United States?

    Starting with Sir Francis Drake, this video is a survey of the significant Anglican leaders that helped forge America’s religious identity from the pre-colonial period through the start of the 20th century.

    1:26 –...

    American Anglicanism Began in California

    American Anglicanism Began in California

    The New World was discovered a short time before Dr. Martin Luther lit the spark which started the Reformation on the Continent. Following Columbus, explorers from many countries in the Old World turn their attention to the new Western World. As each new territory was explored, the area was claimed for both the country from which the explorer came, and for the established Church of that country.

    South America was claimed for Spain and the Roman Church; Canada and the Louisiana territory were originally claimed for France and also the...

    Covenant Renewal in History (Through New Eyes)

    Covenant Renewal in History (Through New Eyes)

    The Movement of History in James B Jordan’s Through New Eyes. 

    Download the chapter here: https://www.stevemacias.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/05/Movement.pdf

    The Movement of History: “After the fall man entered into a decline.” (p. 167)  

    The World of Noah “Covenant Renewal” (Noahic Covenant) 

    Christian view of Time is not “cyclical” but linear in liturgical rhythmic patterns. (recreate)Pagan view: ”wheel of time”or seasonal. (reincarnate) 

    Ark Symbols: Land vs. Sea; 3 stories; dictated dimensions, wood/tree, dove, Mt. Ararat, warbow

    Priest-Kings vs. Babel “Gate of heaven” & “let us make for ourselves a name” & 70 nations. 

    The World of the Patriarchs (Abrahamic Covenant) 

    “Designating one nation, the Hebrews, to be...

    Transformation by Worship (Through New Eyes)

    Transformation by Worship (Through New Eyes)

    Through New Eyes, Chapters 11-13
    Book Link: https://www.stevemacias.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/04/TNE-Transformation.pdf

    Study Guide: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1xn1_vsdko90OH6A6qhfgzEsIr4Fy7ccFHYN6CvmFqCs/edit?usp=sharing

    The Process of Transformation Henry Van Til: [Culture] “is the activity of man as image-bearer of his Creator in forming nature to his purposes.” 

    The Five & Six-Fold Patterns

    CreationJesusBible First, God took hold of the creationJesus took bread. Reader lays hold of word. [blank]Jesus gave thanks. Thanks for the word.Second, God restructured the creation. Jesus broke the bread. Word is broken down by preaching. Third, God distributed His work. Jesus distributed the bread.Word is distributed. Fourth, God evaluated His work.They all tasted it. People evaluate what they hear. Fifth, God enjoyed His workThey remained...
    Biblical Typology of Astronomy, Trees, Animals, and Angels (Through New Eyes)

    Biblical Typology of Astronomy, Trees, Animals, and Angels (Through New Eyes)

    Through New Eyes, Chapters 4-9
    Book Link: https://www.stevemacias.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/04/Features.pdf

    Build a house? Need a blueprint.

    The Heavenly Blueprint: “What we have seen thus far is that heaven forms the model for the earth – socially, artistically, morally, spiritually, and in every other way.” (p. 47) 

    Typology: “early Church Fathers regarded typology as central to their understanding of the Scriptures…” (p. 50) 

    Sun, Moon, and Stars

    Astronomy and Biblical Constellations: 

    Heavenly Bodies are light and represent God’s GloryThey were given for signs/symbols and for seasons/festivals/calendars.  (Moon/Sun) Govern “time” and therefore symbols of power, kings, rulers, and nations. Angelic and Human...
    Symbolism and Worldview – Through New Eyes

    Symbolism and Worldview – Through New Eyes

    PDF: Chapter 3 – Symbolism and WorldviewDownload

    Symbolism is not some secondary concern, some mere curiosity. In a very real sense, symbolism is more important than anything else for the life of man. Our symbols create and reinforce our worldview. They pattern our thoughts and lives, often in ways we are not consciously aware. Jordan argues that, “general cultural renewal is impossible apart from recovering the symbolic worldview of the Bible.” (p. 38)

    We discuss three special symbols:

    WordSacrament Person

    The Purpose of the World – Through New Eyes

    The Purpose of the World – Through New Eyes

    PDF: Chapter Two – The Purpose of the WorldDownload

    Through New Eyes: Developing a Biblical View of the World by James B. Jordan

    The way the Bible uses symbols shows us how to interpret God’s natural revelation. When we see how the Bible speaks of stars, gemstones, lions, lambs, fish, trees, and thorns, we will be able to walk outside and appreciate God’s world. We will also be able to see in the world pictures of human life and society. Since a study of symbolism is so important, it behooves us...

    Through New Eyes – Intro

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    Books I Read in February 2021

    Books I Read in February 2021

    In February 2021, I finished 8 books. 18 so far for 2021.

    Here’s what I’ve been reading:

    Thoughts for Young Men by JC Ryle
    Link: https://amzn.to/3qqcOjrHow to Be Unstoppable: A Blueprint for Creating Massive Momentum
    Link: https://amzn.to/3ro2J85Heiland by Franklin Sanders
    Link: https://amzn.to/30jQQnzSaffron Fascists: India’s Hindu Nationalist Rulers
    Link: https://amzn.to/3bl8QnQExpert Secrets by Russell Brunson
    Link: https://amzn.to/3rv6qsIBuilding a StoryBrand by Donald Miller
    Link: https://amzn.to/2OrQhp6The 5 Love Languages for Men by Gary Chapman
    Link: https://amzn.to/38hevcyGood to Great by Jim Collins
    Link: https://amzn.to/30hKvZJ

    How Could Satan Be So Foolish?

    How Could Satan Be So Foolish?

    Jesus was surely tempted by Satan – tempted to turn stones into bread, tempted to cast himself down from the top of the temple, and tempted to receive the kingdoms of the world. Yet Jesus overcomes Satan’s temptations.

    We can sin when offered good things, too. This is the point of Lent after all, that too much of a good thing becomes a bad thing.

    Sermon Text – The First Sunday in Lent. (1928 BCP)

    The Gospel. St. Matthew iv. 1.

    THEN was Jesus led up of the spirit into the wilderness...