The Bible Gateway (bible.gospelcom.net).
Searches for words, phrases, and passages from several different Bible translations, including the New International Version, King James Version, New American Standard Bible, and New English Version.
The Daily Office (www.missionstclare.com/english/index.html)
The Daily Lectionary in a simple calendar format. Complete Morning and Evening Prayer services (with suggested hymns!) are provided.
How to Speak Episcopalian (www.holycross.net)
A glossary of some of the strange terms we use. For example, what’s the deal with wardens? Do Episcopalians need prison professionals to keep them in line? Find out at this site.
Anglicans Online (www.anglicansonline.org).
Contains vast array of links to all things Anglican on the internet, as well as a weekly editorial on issues relevant to Anglicanism. It’s an excellent research resource.
First Things Magazine (www.firstthings.com)
First Things bills itself as “The Journal of Religious and Public Life”; we think it simply has consistently interesting articles about the intersection of orthodox Christianity with the culture at large.
Biographical Sketches of Memorable Christians (http://justus.anglican.org/resources/bio/index.html)
“Stories of the people who, through the centuries, have made the Christian church be what it is today.” This is a real labor of love by James Kiefer of Bethesda, Maryland.
The Varieties of Religious Experience (www.csp.org/experience/james-varieties/james-varieties.html)
A complete online text of William James’ collected lectures at Edinburgh University in 1901. Considering religion not as it is defined by–or takes place in–churches, but as it is felt in everyday life, James undertook a project that stands as a vitally serious contemplation of spirituality and one of the greatest works of nonfiction of the 20th century.
The Alpha Course (www.alphausa.org)
The North American website of the Alpha Course, a 10-week introduction to the basics of Christianity. Weekly meetings discuss topics such as “What is the point of life?… What happens when we die?… What relevance does Jesus have for our lives today?… How do we deal with guilt?” St. Luke’s offers several Alpha courses each year. Please call the St. Luke’s office at 214-368-6304 to find out when the next course will begin at St. Luke’s.
Dimensions of the Faith (www.gordonconwell.edu/dimensions).
Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary offers free on-line lectures and course handouts for any Christian who desires foundational knowledge in the areas of Old and New Testament, Biblical Interpretation, Church History, Theology, and Missions and Evangelism. Commended to persons interested in “going deeper.”
Episcopal Dioceses in Texas
- Diocese of Dallas (www.episcopal-dallas.org)
- Diocese of Fort Worth (www.fortworth.anglican.org)
- Diocese of Northwest Texas (www.nwtexas.anglican.org)
- Diocese of the Rio Grande (www.riogrande.anglican.org)
- Diocese of Texas (www.texas.anglican.org)
- Diocese of West Texas (www.westtexas.anglican.org)
The Windsor Report (www.anglicancommunion.org/windsor2004/ index.cfm)
The report of the Lambeth Commission, which was established in October 2003 by the Archbishop of Canterbury at the request of the Anglican Primates in the wake of, among other developments, ECUSA’s consent to the election of Gene Robinson as the Bishop of New Hampshire. To paraphrase the chairman of the Lambeth Commission, the Commission’s mandate was consideration of ways in which during times of deeply felt disagreement the Anglican Communion could still “address relationships between its component parts in a true spirit of communion.”
The Rise School of Dallas (www.riseschool.org/dallas)
St. Luke’s is blessed to be home to The Rise School of Dallas, a nonprofit organization that delivers early childhood education services to children with Down Syndrome or other developmental disabilities and to children without disabilities.
The Cyber Hymnal
This site contains over 2,300 Christian hymns and Gospel songs from many denominations. You’ll find lyrics, scores, MIDI files, pictures, history, and more. Well worth a visit.
The International Order of St. Luke the Physician (www.orderofstluke.org)
A world-wide interdenominational body of Christians who believe that the healing of the body, mind and spirit is a vital part of the total ministry of Jesus Christ. OSL practices this ministry with teaching and prayer.
Faith Alive (www.faithalive.org).
Faith Alive is a weekend of spiritual renewal. At the center of a Faith Alive weekend are simple, honest, and heartfelt stories of life-changing encounters with Christ offered by members of the Faith Alive team. Faith Alive came to St. Luke’s in January 2006, and the weekend truly was a gift and blessing for the whole parish.