Andrew Petiprin is Canon to the Ordinary in the Diocese of Tennessee. For six years he 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
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!”
God and Country
Monday July 2, 2018christian life •
Patriotism is a good thing. But patriotism, like all loves, should include healthy criticism.
Fifty Days of Good News
Tuesday April 17, 2018christian life •
If you kept a holy Lent this year, bravo! Now raise a glass and shout for joy that we are in the midst of fifty days of good news.
The Top 10 Times Jesus Wasn’t Nice
Tuesday April 3, 2018christian life •
But typical niceness is a far cry from true Christian virtue. We need look no further than Jesus himself, who, like the prophets of Israel, is rarely ever nice, easy-going, or even safe.
Advent: Prepare as We Rejoice
Tuesday December 19, 2017jesus •
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.
Thursday January 26, 2017christian life •
In 1955, The Ed Sullivan Show was one of the most popular television programs in America. Those of us born in the age of cable, let alone the age of the Internet, can hardly imagine the cultural impact of a show like this.