Welcome to Reflections of an Anglican Priest. This blog will address not only issues pertaining to the Saints of the Church and the Liturgical Year, but also commentary on moral and ascetical theology and its relevance in the Church today. In addition to that, I will also have commentary on the church and pop culture today.
My passion is exploring the intersections of the individual Christian journey, and popular culture. I truly believe that attempting to keep the two separated is flawed. One’s relationship with God does not “pause” when we are watching sports, engaging in debate, or performing the duties of our job. The American notion of the separation of church and state has extended to a private, self defining, relationship with God where if someone expresses their faith in public, they are ostracized. I believe that there are intersections with pop culture and religious identity and will explore them here!
I want to note that the remarks and comments on this blog are mine and mine alone. They do not reflect the thoughts and opinions of any of the organizations or people mentioned on this site.
The Rev’d. Fr. J.M. Hairston
I am an Anglican Priest. I serve as a Chaplain in the United States Army, and as a Chaplain in a county prison. I’m also in the dissertation phase of a doctoral program. I enjoy using social media as a means of driving discussion and relationship building. If I can use my God given gifts to help others in their Christian journey, then I have accomplished my calling in this life.