How Liturgy Can Grow Your Faith with Dan Alger

In this episode of Straight to the Heart, our host Rush Witt meets with Dan Alger who is the Canon for Church Planting for the Anglican Church in North America, through which he leads the Always Forward Church Planting Initiative. They discuss the important topic of liturgy in the normal Christian life.


1:30 – Intro

4:31 – What are people most curious to know about the Anglican Church?

7:26 – How does the modern culture see a more liturgical approach to church?

13:59 – Tell me more about what led you to write Word and Sacrament

20:24 – How would you describe the role of liturgy in the Christian life?

29:23 – What is the potential for good liturgy to impact the Christian life?

35:16. – How can Christians not in a liturgical church start using liturgy in their daily life?

39:16 – Describe how liturgy changed your day already on this Wednesday

43:28 – Farewell

About Dan Alger:

Dan Alger, DMin, has been in church planting ministry for over twenty years, currently serving as the Canon for Church Planting for the Anglican Church in North America. He is also an adjunct professor, speaker, trainer, and coach. Dan is the Dean of the Cathedral at Church of the Redeemer in Greensboro, NC. He is married to Karen, and they have two sons. He is the author of Word and Sacrament: Ancient Traditions for Modern Church Planting.

Resources mentioned in this episode:

Seasons of Sorrow 1
Blog Posts by Dan Alger.
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Welcome to “Straight to the Heart,” a podcast from New Growth Press hosted by Rush Witt. Each episode includes thought-provoking conversations with leading Christian writers and thinkers. We hear who they are, what they believe, how they approach their work and ministry, and the moments and people who have changed their lives. In “Straight to the Heart,” we go beyond the books to connect with the remarkable people behind them.

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