For six years Andrew Petiprin was rector of St. Mary of the Angels Church in Orlando, Florida, and he was a high school teacher before training for ordination at Yale Divinity School. He was a Marshall Scholar at Magdalen College, Oxford from 2001-2003. Andrew and his wife, Amber, live with their two children and two cats in Nashville, Tennessee. He has a book of Christian apologetics forthcoming from New Growth Press.Personal Site
Articles By Andrew Petiprin
A History of Grace: St. Augustine
Thursday October 31, 2019christian life •
There are few more inspiring stories in all of Christian history than the conversion of St. Augustine.
God and Country
Thursday October 24, 2019christian life •
Patriotism is a good thing. But patriotism, like all loves, should include healthy criticism.
Grace for Dad
Thursday April 4, 2019christian life •
Although I am entering my third month of life without a paycheck, I don’t feel particularly more anxious about providing for my wife and kids than I ever did when I had money in the bank.
Advent: Prepare as We Rejoice
Tuesday November 27, 2018jesus •
Advent is the season in the Church’s year that turns our attention to the coming of Christ: the first one and the second one.
Millennial Speech and Gospel Truth
Tuesday October 16, 2018christian life •
Next time you see a group of 20 and 30-somethings taking selfies at brunch, listen carefully.
What is Grace?
Thursday September 20, 2018christian life •
Truth matters to me because I love God. I have tried and failed to get away from him. I have tried to avoid God and reject God, but I cannot escape his love.
Tuesday August 28, 2018grace 101 •
Christians of different stripes get grace wrong in many different ways.
Big Imagination, Big Truth
Thursday August 23, 2018christian life •
At a small weeknight service at my church a few years ago, I accidentally revealed that there was no Santa Claus. Well, most people already knew. But there was one young man, my acolyte, who didn’t. He was the only person under the age of 30 in the room, and it didn’t occur to me to think about whether he (still) believed in Santa Claus or not. I was talking very innocently about Nicholas of Myra, the 4th century bishop whose legendary generosity gave rise to jolly old St. Nick centuries later. The following Sunday my acolyte’s mother took me aside: “Thanks a lot, Father!”