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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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    Anglican View of the Church Fathers

    • May 20, 2023
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    While some authors seem to go far towards the substitution of the fathers for the written word of God, others in their abhorrence of that excess have run into the opposite, fancying, as it would seem, that they exalt the Divine oracles just in the same proportion as they disparage the uninspired writers of the Church. The great body of the Church of England adhere to a middle course, and adopt that golden mean, which ascribes to the written Word its paramount authority, from which is no appeal, and yet...

    Total Victory

    Total Victory

    Truman addressed the Armed Forces in 1945 with his famous Total Victory radio address:

    “The war, to which we have devoted all the resources and all the energy of our country for more than three and a half years, has now produced total victory over all our enemies.”

    Truman delivered this speech on May 8, 1945, following the surrender of Nazi trGermany in World War II.

    Total Victory.

    I think of this quote in relation to our current fight for the future of Christendom. The frontlines in our battle for the future...

    Criss-Crossing the Lug Nuts: A Balanced Approach to Moralistic vs. Christocentric Preaching

    Criss-Crossing the Lug Nuts: A Balanced Approach to Moralistic vs. Christocentric Preaching

    At the gym we go to, the workouts are categorized into Endurance (longer cardio, more but lighter reps), Power (short bursts like sprints and plyometric exercises), and Strength (inclined runs, heavier weights). This categorization adds variety to our routine and gives some muscles rest days while cycling through different parts of the body. Some days are ESP and combine a bit of each.

    I use a similar approach in my classroom teaching. New material is introduced on strength days (chunks of new reading, example problems worked together, new visuals or songs)....

    Confusing Anglican Labels

    Confusing Anglican Labels

    In response to a recent message, I typed out what I thought would be helpful distinctions of historic Anglican “brands.” Brands is the wrong word, but I don’t know exactly how to describe the variety of intellectual schools within our tradition. Overall, I find these labels unhelpful, yet they continue to be used. I find it more important to find a bishop you can obey with your whole conscience and serve in a church where you are using your gifts – which may cause you to dip a toe in...

    Solus Christus – Christ Alone – Satan’s Temptation of Christ

    Solus Christus – Christ Alone – Satan’s Temptation of Christ

    Christ Alone – Solus Christus “For the devil would not have assailed thee, unless he had seen thee brought to greater honor. Hence, for example, from the beginning, he attacked Adam, because he saw him in the enjoyment of great dignity.” – St John Chrysostom
    “Whereby doubtless he received more abundant spiritual strength from God. Forty days and forty nights – As did Moses, the giver of the law, and Elijah, the great restorer of it.” – John Wesley Christ For Us – Christus Pro Nobis Who shall not live? Man.“And he humbled thee,...
    39 Articles: Ecumenical or Confessional?

    39 Articles: Ecumenical or Confessional?

    From Catechesis at Saint Paul’s on Sunday, Nov. 27, 2022. Page numbers are from Kindle edition, not the print book. Quotes from Chapter 6 of The Thirty-nine Articles: Their Place and Use Today by Prof J I Packer and R T Beckwith. Link: https://amzn.to/3VdalJ6

    “If confessing the faith is a Christian duty, the Creeds are a Biblical and ecumenically-acceptable way of carrying it out.”

    “…the Articles are common to almost all the Anglican churches, and are one of the strongest link between those churches and continental Protestantism…”

    “To play down our Reformation...

    I help Christians discover their calling in God’s Kingdom so that they may lead purpose-filled lives with victory, hope, and abundance.

    About Me

    Father Steve Macias is an Anglican priest in the Reformed Episcopal Church (ACNA). He is the Headmaster of Canterbury School and Rector of Saint Paul’s Anglican Church. He is married to Sarah and the father to Athanasius, Anselm, Assumpta, Basil and Zoe. His professional work consulting with political campaigns, leading nonprofit organizations, and in the California State Capitol has been recognized by The Los Angeles Times, National Review Magazine, Our Sunday Visitor, The Chalcedon Foundation, and numerous online and print publications. You can reach him on twitter @stevemacias.