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Steve is a seminarian at Trinity School for Ministry and an Anglican catechist in Sacramento, CA. 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, and Our Sunday Visitor. Steve is a postulant in the Diocese of Churches for the Sake of Others (ACNA) and leads communications for the Sacramento Valley Deanery. 


Worship as Mission

Constants in Context: A Theology of Mission f… (Paperback)
In his lecture entitled “The Goal of Mission–Worship” Bishop Frank Lyons points out that mission and worship are hardly connected in any meaningful way in our contemporary missiological resources. Citing the work of Stephen Bevans in Constant in Contexts (2004), Bishop Lyons maintains that our mission and worship are integral to each other. A second aspect noted in his...
Anselm Macias
I am the father of four. We lost our second covenant child at eight weeks to miscarriage. To honor his memory and preserve the dignity of his short life, we named him Anselm and committed him to a Christian burial on Saturday, April 25, 2015. His namesake St. Anselm gives us comfort in his words: "For I do not seek...
Harvey Hurricane
I'd like to shamelessly plug the need for your support, donations, and prayer for the hurricane relief efforts in Texas, throughout the Gulf Coast, Caribbean, and now in Florida. The Anglican Relief and Development Fund is on the ground helping relief efforts. I'd also like to offer the following prayers adapted (and slightly modified as indicated by asterisks) from the "PRAYERS...
Here are the required "texts" I'll be working through this fall. I plan to post my discussion thoughts and other reflections as posts here as well. The classes are taught online through the Google Classroom system. The first book is from Introduction to Systematic Theology with Eugene Schlesinger, Ph.D. and the remaining are from Introduction to Global Mission with The Rt....
Victor Schreffler Assumpta Macias
As I was working on another project, I was scrolling through photographs hidden in the deep recesses of my Macbook's hard drive and stumbled upon this snapshot of Father Victor holding my daughter Assumpta post-baptismal service. Assumpta Marie was baptized into the one, holy, catholic, and apostolic Church on Palm Sunday 2016 at Christ the Redeemer Anglican Church in Davis,...
Children Ministry
As a father and a church leader, protecting our children from the devastating consequences of sexual abuse is very important to me. My heart has been broken by the stories of pain and suffering caused by sexual abuse. Yesterday, I sat in on a workshop by our Diocese explaining our spiritual mandate to protect the children in our congregations. You can watch a recording of...
St. Basil the Great
Our son Basil (short "a") was born on August 28, 2017 and his name immediately generated conversations. He is named after St. Basil the Great. This was inspired by a lecture on St. Basil by Dr. George Grant of Parish Presbyterian Church. George Grant has left an indelible mark on my thinking and on my family. Dr. Grant's exuberant way of...
My Systematics class at Trinity School for Ministry starts in less than a week. As the father of two with one on the way in the next few weeks, a traditional seminary program would put our family into major debt. But thanks to this affordable online program, I can take a couple online classes at a time for a fraction...
CATHEDRAL WINDOW
Anglican - The Anglican faith is often considered a reformed Catholicism, a hybrid between the Catholic and Protestant faiths. It is the tradition of the Church of England and its Book of Common Prayer. Catechist - A Catechist is a person who disciples others in understanding the Christian faith.  
Basil Alexander Macías was born Monday, August 28th, 2017 at 6:30 AM. He weighs 7 lbs, 4 oz. and is 19.5 inches long. His namesake is St. Basil the Great - Archbishop of Cæsarea in Cappadocia (4th Century). St. Basil was another crucial figure in defending the Church from Arianism and allied the Alexandrian Bishop St. Athanasius (the namesake of...

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