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God's Desires for Our Desires

Sex has a way of getting our attention. But, there's more to it than we could ever dream or imagine. The longing, the desire that God has built in us is often fed junk food when what He really has for us is a banquet meant to fulfill our most intimate desires. With a sex saturated culture, it's confusing and tempting to give into the dominant themes we get bombarded with daily...Read More

Being Human 101

We hear a lot about what it means to be a human, and hear a lot of competing voices. In church you sometimes hear the spiritualistic notion that we are at our most basic souls housed in bodies. In the academy you’ll sometimes hear a materialistic reduction of humanity that says all we are is our bodies, that the spiritual experiences we have are really just the chemical activities of in our brains...Read More

Unlimited Forgiveness

Leave it to Peter to ask the question on everyone’s mind. In Matthew 18:21-35, he steps forward and says, “I know ‘three strikes and your out’ is a bit harsh… so instead of only forgiving people 3 times, we’re to forgive 7 times right?” Peter probably thought he was being generous in suggesting that many times for the obligation to forgive...Read More

The Nature of Desire: A Primer on Christopher West

Over the next few weeks you will hear a lot about the Christopher West conference we are having this Saturday, Oct. 4. You will hear about things like the body and desire and the appetite of the human heart for God. Christopher West's life's work has been to take John Paul II's theology of the body and make it accessible and immediate to the church at large. West believes that this theology of the body offers both a radical and hopeful alternative to prevailing notions about desire in our culture...Read More

Celebration Dinner

If you’ve been around All Saints for at least a little while you’ve probably heard Philip Jones’ famous ecclesiastical dictum: “We built this church one margarita at a time.” This Wednesday night at Mattito’s (at Oak Lawn and Cedar Springs), you will get to experience that in action at the Celebration Dinner...Read More

Christopher West - Fill These Hearts

Want a new way to understand our ultimate desires, what and who we are made for, and how we understand our sexuality? Come to a day away here at All Saints Dallas on October 4th from 9-3 and hear Christopher West talk about the theology of the body. This is a mind blowing presentation that several of us have heard. Claudia and I heard him speak on this important topic a year ago and we couldn't wait to get him here to ASD...Read More

Worship and Work

One of the beauties of the Anglican community is its worship. Rooted in common—or corporate—prayer, the worship of Anglicans has long been a noted characteristic of its life and mission in the world. This beauty drew me to the Anglican family a decade ago. The Book of Common Prayer—the standard formula for worship for the Anglican Communion and the source from which we derive our Sunday liturgy—is full of services for the Christian year...Read More

Changing the World One Child at a Time

According to the U.S. Border Patrol, more than 52,000 unaccompanied children have attempted to cross the border between October 1, 2013 and June 15, 2014, more than twice as many as the previous 12 months. The majority of these children are coming from Mexico, Honduras, Guatemala, and El Salvador, and are attempting to flee violence and exploitation...Read More

Being the Body

Do you know how many people it takes to run our service every Sunday? Have you ever stopped to think about that and count? Philip makes one. Ken, David, Chris, or whoever is assisting makes two. Jay makes three, the band makes four, five, six... you get the picture. It’s quite a few, and the people we see are only the tip of the iceberg...Read More

Serving Sam Houston

As many of you already know, All Saints Dallas, partners with Sam Houston Elementary school to provide after school tutoring and activities for the students. Here is a little more information about the school, and some testimonies from volunteers who have served the students and teachers over the past few years. My hope is that our prayers and volunteers would be multiplied as we seek to serve and minister to our neighbors here at All Saints Dallas...Read More