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Excellent article from Anglican Mainstream:

In contrast (to the CofE), what the Anglican Church in North America is doing, and what GAFCON is doing,  is centripetal. Not flinging things outwards.  But drawing things in to the centre. Like dust being drawn up into a tornado.

But what is that centre? Is it a particular person’s version of the faith? Is it the personality of one Archbishop? Is it the the narrow agenda of a particular group of Archbishops, as many in the liberal media would want to portray it ?

No. What is at the centre is the Bible: the Bible as authoritative for all faith and conduct; the Bible as its own interpreter, rather than being read through the spectacles of super elevated human reason and contemporary secular culture.

In addition,  the Anglican 39 Articles of religion are being reasserted as being at the centre:  it is those Articles that makes us specifically Anglican Christians rather than Baptist or Pentecostal or Presbyterian Christians.

The Bible and the 39 Articles of Religion (and the Anglican liturgy based upon the Book of Common Prayer) is what unites us as Anglicans. And so if we want to be Anglican, and properly Anglican, and recover Anglicanism, we need to get back to that centre.

And like the spokes on a bicycle wheel come closer to one another, the closer they get to the hub, so Anglicans are drawn closer to each other, the closer we come back to the historic core of our faith.

Read the rest.

CSO Quartet


The past several years have seen a deepening partnership between St. Andrew’s and the Charleston Symphony Orchestra.  As an expression of gratitude, the Charleston Symphony Orchestra String Quartet is presenting a free program in our Historic Church (on the corner of Whilden & Venning in Mt. Pleasant) this evening.

The program includes:

Mozart | Divertimento in D Major, K.136
Haydn | String Quartet Op.76 No.4 “Sunrise”
Beethoven | String Quartet Op.18 No.4

Please join us!

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Five Sessions. Five SOLAS (SOLA = alone. Christ Alone. Grace Alone. Faith Alone. Scripture Alone. God’s Glory Alone!) with world renowned Cranmer scholar Ashley Null. Guess what? It’s free. Guess what? You’re invited. If you can’t come watch it online by grace alone (that means its free)

Thursday, February 19

  • 6:00 – 7:00  pm  Session 1
  • 7:00-7:15 pm  Break
  • 7:15 – 8:15 pm  Session 2

Friday, February 20

  • 9:00 – 10:00 am Session 3
  • 10:00-10:15 am  Break
  • 10:15-11:15 am Session 4
  • 11:15-11:20 am Break
  • 11:20 – 12:20 am Session 5


Click here for livstream.

Ashley Null lecturing at The Ridley Institute

Ashley Null lecturing at The Ridley Institute

  • Lecturer: Dr. Ashley Null
  • Thursday evening, February 19 and Friday, February 20
  • Free

The Anglican Diocese of the Carolinas will host Dr. Ashley Null for a two-day teaching on The Five Solas (Sola = alone. Christ Alone. Grace Alone. Faith Alone.  Scripture Alone. God’s Glory Alone) at St. Andrew’s Church. This event is free and open to all.

Ashley Null, both the Theological Advisor for the Diocese of the Carolinas and the Senior Research Fellow for the Ridley Institute, will deliver five lectures.  The lectures will also be available via livestream for those who cannot attend in person at

Lecture Schedule

Thursday, February 19

  • 6:00 – 7:00  pm Session 1
  • 7:00-7:15 pm Break
  • 7:15 – 8:15 pm Session 2

Friday, February 20

  • 9:00 – 10:00 am Session 3
  • 10:00-10:15 am  Break
  • 10:15-11:15 am Session 4
  • 11:15-11:20 am Break
  • 11:20 – 12:20 am Session 5

Day of Healing Prayer

February 6, 2015

20150214Healing-PrayerWe (SAMP) are offering prayer ministry for all those who are seeking spiritual, physical, emotional, and mental healing and restoration. In this time we will seek to connect everyone with the power and presence of Jesus Christ in song and praise, teaching, and prayer ministry.  We would love to have you join us!

The details:

– Saturday, February 14
– 9.00am – 12:30pm
– Continental breakfast at 8:30am

There is no cost for the Day of Healing Prayer but we ask that you register. For more information, contact Nick Wood, or 843.284.4316.

Emmaus-Logo-600x600The Emmaus Course is an opportunity for you to grow in your relationship with Christ and put your faith into practice. Building upon the teachings of the Alpha Course, the Emmaus Course focuses on spiritual formation as we look to apply the Christian faith to our daily lives. Emmaus is an 8-week course that will meet Thursday evenings from 6.00 – 9.00pm.  The evening includes dinner, a talk and small group discussion (this might be a great option for your LifeGroup to do together).  The course begins tomorrow night, Thursday, February 5.

For more information or to register, check out or contact Todd Simonis: or 843.284.4331.

Absolutely wonderful news for the Diocese of South Carolina and St. Andrew’s!

Here’s the money section:

1. The Plaintiffs are the owners of their real, personal and intellectual property.
2. The Defendants have no legal, beneficial or equitable interest in the Plaintiffs’ real, personal and intellectual property.
3. The Defendant TEC, also known as The Protestant Episcopal Church in the United States of America and Defendant The Episcopal Church in South Carolina and their officers, agents, servants, employees, members, attorneys and any person in concert with or under their direction or control are permanently enjoined from using, assuming, or adopting in any way, directly or indirectly the names, styles, emblems or marks of the Plaintiff as hereinafter set out, or any names, styles, emblems or marks that may be reasonably perceived to be those names, styles emblems or marks . . . . . .
4. The Dorchester County clerk is directed, upon the filing of this order, to refund the sum of $50,000.00 to the Protestant Episcopal Church in the Diocese of South Carolina.
5. The Defendants counterclaims are dismissed with prejudice.

Here’s the link to the full court ruling.


TRI-Logo-Transparent-BkgdDear Friends,

Beginning on January 20, 2015 the school of theology at St. Andrew’s, the Ridley Institute, will host multiple world renowned theologians, a Christianity Today Book of the Year Award Winner (2013), a former President of the Vineyard Churches and current ACNA church planting Bishop (and New Wine speaker), and many other well known (and not so well known!) pastors and teachers to lead us in a ten-week study of the Person and ongoing work of the Holy Spirit. Blending head, heart, and practice our sessions will address what the Bible teaches us about the Holy Spirit, how we can have a living relationship with Him today, and in what ways he equips us for ministry and mission in the church and for the world. With a particular intent to marry good teaching to good practice we will also have opportunities for ministry time.

Our Schedule:

  • January 20: A Biblical Theology of the Holy Spirit – Lecturer: Erika Moore
  • January 27: A Systematic and Historical Approach – Lecturer:Rob Sturdy
  • February 3: The Holy Spirit and the Ministry of Jesus – Lecturer: Peter Walker
  • February 10: The Holy Spirit and Regeneration – Lecturer: Gerald Bray
  • February 17: The Sealing of the Spirit – Lecturer: Ashley Null
  • February 24: Communion with the Holy Spirit – Lecturer: John Hall
  • March 3: Practicing the Gifts of the Holy Spirit – Lecturer: Steve Wood
  • March 10: True Spiritual Revival – Lecturer: Gerald McDermott
  • March 17: The Holy Spirit and Evangelism – Lecturer: Todd Hunter

Some evenings will follow the typical Ridley format, with a teaching followed by small group and then question and answer. Other evenings participants will have the opportunity to participate in ministry time, seeking to apply the lessons learned in intentionally practical sessions. We do hope you’ll join us in person for this exciting series and would encourage you to share this series with friends and colleagues all over the world who can participate via our live-streaming service. For registration and more details visit

*A portion of every registration goes towards equipping ministry partners with theological education in areas of the world where cost or opportunity prohibit clergy from receiving the training they need.

For more information or to register, please visit For those that live outside of the Charleston area, this class is also available via live stream on the web.

In the family,