About Me

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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    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...

    Persecution of Christians in India (Zoom Discussion)

    Persecution of Christians in India (Zoom Discussion)

    On Tuesday, February 23rd, I’ll be presenting on “Hindutva” as part of an online Zoom discussion on the persecution of Christians in India.

    “Hindutva” is a very dangerous socio-political ideology that combines a xenophobic version of Hindu extremism with a militarized and violent nationalist political ideology. Scholars on Indian politics refer to it as “Saffron Terror” and it is associated with Hindu nationalist organizations like the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS), Vishva Hindu Parishad (VHP), and the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). The BJP/RSS ideology entered mainstream Indian politics in 2014 after the...

    My First 7AM Mass

    My First 7AM Mass

    I’ve put myself into a strange schedule for Lent. I’ve decided to, “say mass” (or as we typically describe it in Anglicanism “celebrate Holy Communion”) every day during Lent.

    We have 46 days in Lent – six of them are Sundays where we have normally have our weekly communion service. Monday through Saturday in Lent 2021, I’ll be offering a daily 7 AM Holy Communion service.

    Today was my first one. I got up and set up the church in a dark silence. My first task was trying to remember...

    Anglican Christians without Canterbury?

    Anglican Christians without Canterbury?

    Dr. Charles Erlandson’s book, Orthodox Anglican Identity: The Quest for Unity in a Diverse Religious Tradition (Wipf and Stock: 2020) is a well thought through effort to mark out a meaningful definition for theologically orthodox Anglicanism. (Buy on Amazon) Erlandson recognizes the increasing difficulty in defining Anglicanism and acknowledges the existence of various and often insufficient answers provided throughout the fractured global Anglican Communion. Erlandson posits his narrowed definition of orthodox Anglicanism as a response to a “naturalistic and man-centered worldview” found in the theological liberalism of the modern Episcopal...

    Books I Read in January 2021

    Books I Read in January 2021

    In January 2021, I finished 10 books. Here’s what I’ve been reading:


    Greenlights
    by Matthew McConaughey
    Link: https://amzn.to/3j8Jqwf

    The Benedict Option: A Strategy for Christians in a Post-Christian Nation
    by Rod Dreher
    Link: https://amzn.to/3rhJMDz

    Benedict’s Way: An Ancient Monk’s Insights for a Balanced Life
    by Lonni Collins Pratt, Daniel Homan
    Link: https://amzn.to/3tkQLgW

    Mark for Everyone (The New Testament for Everyone)
    by NT (Tom) Wright
    Link: https://amzn.to/3aoK44D

    The Story of Monasticism: Retrieving an Ancient Tradition for Contemporary Spirituality
    by Greg Peters
    Link: https://amzn.to/3cy4JWC

    Orthodox Anglican Identity: The Quest for Unity in a Diverse Religious Tradition
    by Charles Erlandson
    Link: https://amzn.to/2YGD4dL

    How the Irish Saved Civilization:...

    How Benedictine Spirituality Came to Celtic Christianity and the English Church

    How Benedictine Spirituality Came to Celtic Christianity and the English Church

    The formalization of religious monasticism into the fabric of Christian identity coincided with the collapse of the Roman Empire. Historians mark the year 476 AD as its end when its last emperor Romulus Augustus was deposed. It is in crisis where monasticism takes on a truer sense of its own Christian identity.

    Reflecting on the impact of monastics, Archbishop Rowan Williams writes:

    “The life that Augustine, Aidan, Hilda and others lived was one that offered a new future to those around – a new level of mutual care, but also a...

    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.

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