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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    The Naval Officer Trope in Austen’s Persuasion 

    The portrait of an American naval officer is at the entrance of our church, Lt. Commander Norman R. Milbank. He was born in Alberta, Canada  but faithfully served in the United States Navy during WWII and the Korean conflict. He went on to have a full career in business including as the bursar at Stanford University and founded Canterbury School in 1974 where he served as Headmaster until 2009.

    Recently I read through Jane Austen’s Persuasion and couldn’t help notice how...

    Ray Sutton’s Defense of Paedo-Communion

    An excerpt from Bishop Sutton, (Reformed Episcopal Church, ACNA):

    “The church is to do no less than Christ when it comes to admitting people to the new covenant feast. If adults need food to grow, so do children. If adult believers require spiritual sustenance to mature, so do children. This is part of the blessing. They are not to be forbidden from the holy food of God.

    The Lord’s Supper is “way-bread” for the believer’s journey in this world. J. R. R....

    Peter Hallock’s connection to Canterbury School

    Many of my “liturgical arts” friends know of Peter Hallock (November 19, 1924 – April 27, 2014) through his choral music published through the compline choir at St. Mark’s Cathedral in Seattle, Washington.

    As we were waiting for a wedding to start yesterday, I was describing our recent Choral Evensong service to our Deacon Patrick Milbank. Patrick replied, “Mom used to go see Uncle Peter perform sung services like that up in Washington.”

    Mrs. Milbank – the wife of our founding Rector...

    Join me at the 2023 Kingdom Leadership Conference

    I’m thrilled to share that I’ll be a keynote speaker at this year’s Kingdom Leadership Conference, taking place from December 26 to 29, 2023. But there’s a unique twist to this event – we’re setting sail on a cruise ship for an unforgettable experience! Departing from Long Beach and cruising to Ensenada, Mexico, this promises to be an incredibly fun journey of learning, networking, and personal growth.

    They’ve just completed a limited leadership registration to secure our meeting spaces. To join...

    James B. Jordan wanted to be Anglican

    Back in 1980, James B. Jordan (Biblical Horizons, Theopolis Institute) had just finished his studies at Westminster Theological Seminary and was working alongside Ray Sutton (now Presiding Bishop of the Reformed Episcopal Church) and Dr. Gary North in Tyler, Texas at Westminster Presbyterian Church. Sutton’s Church left the Presbyterian Church in America (PCA) and eventually became Good Shepherd Reformed Episcopal Church in 1987.

    Based on their departure from the PCA, Jordan was investigating where he might be ordained. Jordan wrote...

    Kuyperian Politics: Understanding the Calvinist Concept of Sphere Sovereignty in Civil Government

    Abraham Kuyper, a prominent figure in Dutch politics and theology during the late 19th and early 20th centuries, had a profound impact on both the political landscape of the Netherlands and the development of Christian political thought.

    Kuyper’s political career was closely intertwined with his theological beliefs, particularly his adherence to Calvinism. Kuyper was a staunch advocate for the separation of church and state (not state from God), a principle deeply rooted in his Calvinist worldview. He believed that the...