Informative Links

From church history to chalice germ count!  We have compiled a number of informative links for you to browse. 

Anglican Church in North America (ACNA)              

The Anglican Church in North America unites some 100,000 Anglicans in nearly 1,000 congregations across the United States and Canada into a single Church. It is a Province-in-formation in the global Anglican Communion. The Most Rev. Robert Duncan is the archbishop of the Church and bishop of the Anglican Diocese of Pittsburgh. PEAR USA is considered a subjurisdiction of ANCA.

Anglican Communion                                      

The Anglican Communion is a world-wide organization of Anglican Churches. There is no single "Anglican Church"; it is better to speak of the Anglican Communion, which consists of national churches in communion with the Church of England.
An unprecedented alliance of six groups in the Anglican tradition. The groups, all based in the U.S. have committed to a "common cause" under the chairmanship of the Rt. Rev. Robert Duncan, ACN Moderator

Anglican Blogs and News                               

This website was after the 3rd South South Encounter in Oct ‘05 to carry the materials from the event and to follow-up work as laid out in the communiqués, especially the Third Trumpet.
A free floating commentary on culture, politics, economics, and religion based on a passionate commitment to the truth and a desire graciously to refute that which is contrary to it….
Anglican Mainstream is a community within the Anglican Communion committed to promote, teach and maintain the Scriptural truths on which the Anglican Church was founded and which guarantee its catholicity.
The American Anglican Council is a network of individuals (laity, deacons, priests and bishops), parishes and specialized ministries who affirm Biblical authority and Christian orthodoxy within the Anglican Communion.
Be on your guard. Stand firm in the faith. Be brave. Be strong. Be loving in everything you do.
Fr. James Gibson's blog featuring daily devotionals, lectionary helps, reflections on the weekly collects, commentary on global Anglican news, and other ecclesiastical miscellany.


Anglicanism Resources                                   

  • Book of Common Prayer

    The Anglican service book used primarily at Apostles. It has had several revisions since the Reformation and is widely admired for the dignity and beauty of its language
The Book of Common Prayer of 1662 is the standard for the Anglican Mission in America and is the old and well-loved prayer book of the Church of England - and one of the classic English texts; its prayers and expressions have helped to mold the English language into what it is today.
The aim of the Anglican Library is to publish new HTML editions of Christian literature from the Anglican tradition and other works that have traditionally been of interest to Anglicans. In addition, we hope to serve as a guide to Anglican literature located elsewhere on the internet.
A liturgical calendar for upcoming weeks with links to the lessons from the Episcopal Lectionary (BCP) and Revised Common Lectionary (RCL).

Journals and Periodicals                             

  • First Things 
     
    A journal of religion, culture, and public life edited by Richard John Neuhaus
A Christian review

The flagship magazine of evangelicalism


Psychological Resources                                

If you are concerned about depression in yourself or someone else, this page may help. It is designed to be something of a quick "one - stop - web - shop" for assistance with depression. Created and edited by our own Dr. Farra.


Family Resources                                            

Children's Bible story videos online.

Devotional Sites                                              

Prayers and meditations based on the Daily Office. The Daily Office is services of prayer offered at established times each day.

Oswald Chambers (1874-1917) was a Scottish minister and teacher whose teachings on the life of faith and abandonment to God have endured to this day. This daily devotional is a collection of his teachings compiled by his wife into a daily devotional format. It's presented here in the original English.

The Daily Office is services of prayer offered at established times each day.
Spurgeon was England's best-known preacher for most of the second half of the 19th century. His classic Morning and Evening continues to be a popular daily devotional even today.


Biblical and Theoligical Study                       

A free service for reading and researching Scripture online--all in the language or translation of your choice! We provide advanced tools you can use to search the Bible by keywords or verse, as well as other tools to enhance your study of the Bible.
Crosswalk.com is built around four primary content areas - Faith, Family, Fun and Community. Each category is further subdivided into areas of significance to many Christians, including Bible Study, Devotionals, Marriage, Parenting, Music, etc.
The mission of the CCEL is to build up the church by making classic Christian writings available and promoting their use.

Local Christian Ministries and Missions      

Our ministry exists to make Christianity a reality in every community through practical help for those in need, rational guidance for those who lead, and spiritual hope for those that believe. We specialize in volunteer, holistic ministry to transform the character and vision of those our ministry reaches.

  • Oliver Gospel Mission

    Oliver Gospel Mission seeks to rescue broken men from those things that hold them in bondage and to rebuild them so that they can live fulfilled (Christ-centered), functioning (responsible), and fruitful (influential) lives. This vision is a reality through our two distinct ministries - the first being our ministry to the Community Homeless of Columbia, South Carolina and the second being our Christian Life Development addiction recovery program.
Kairos Prison Ministry International, Inc. is the parent organization of a body of ministries addressing the spiritual needs of incarcerated men, women and children, to their families and to those who work in the prison environment.
The purpose of TCM has always been to help people help themselves, not to foster dependency. As times have changed this purpose has had to expand as TCM realized that helping someone help themselves includes giving people the opportunity and needed resources to increase their capabilities and knowledge. In order to become economically independent, people have to have the necessary tools to work.

International Missions                                     

Thirty thousand independent coffee growers climb the hills, tend the soil, and carry the beans on their shoulders down to cooperative village wash stations. As you drink Land of a Thousand Hills Coffee, please keep in mind that you are investing 30% of your purchase in Rwanda.
For over 35 years, Samaritan's Purse has done our utmost to follow Christ's command by going to the aid of the world's poor, sick, and suffering. We are an effective means of reaching hurting people in countries around the world with food, medicine, and other assistance in the Name of Jesus Christ. This, in turn, earns us a hearing for the Gospel, the Good News of eternal life through Jesus Christ.

Audio Links                                                      

Choral Evensong was first broadcast on Thursday 7 October 1926 live from Westminster Abbey and has been broadcast weekly on BBC Radio ever since.
The mission of WMHK Radio is to influence our community for Jesus Christ through culturally relevant programming, which promotes the mission and core valuse of our parent organization Columbia International University, by fostering a biblical worldview, spiritual growth, community ministry, and a vision for the world.


Columbia and South Carolina                        

  • Columbia International University

    CIU includes a Bible College, Seminary and Graduate School and emphasizes the authority of Scripture, victorious Christian living, worldwide evangelization, prayer and faith, and evangelical unity.
Ben Lippen School is a Christian college preparatory program offering instruction in grades K-4 through 12.
SCIway, pronounced "sky-way," is an acronym for South Carolina Information Highway. It's also the name of this website, which is the largest and most comprehensive directory of South Carolina information on the Internet.


Other                                                                 

A study from 1943 in which it was determined that in common use of the communion cup, less than .001% of bacteria are transferred.