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Jonathan Turtle

The Rev. Jonathan Turtle is a Canadian adapting to life in Florida with his wife and four children where he gratefully serves as pastor to the faithful of Emmanuel Episcopal Church (Orlando) and beyond.

Choosing Godliness in 2024

As each calendar year begins again my mind is often drawn to a Radiohead song: “Fitter happier, more productive, comfortable, not drinking too much,...

When Love Comes Knocking

M. Night Shyamalan’s latest film, Knock at the Cabin, is an adaptation of Paul Tremblay’s novel The Cabin at the End of the World....

Good Shepherds

By Jonathan Turtle What makes for a good pastor? Is there a metric by which we could discern good pastors from bad? Could we even...

Casting the Net on the Other Side: Post-COVID Church Renewal

By Jonathan Turtle The Diocese of Toronto took its theme for synod this year from the Gospel According to St. John: “Cast the net” (21:6)....

Love, Prayer, and Her Majesty the Queen

By Jonathan Turtle Like so many people I was deeply saddened by the recent death of the Queen but it didn’t quite hit me until...

Meditations on the Transfiguration

By Jonathan Turtle The Transfiguration of Our Lord is one of my favorite days in the Church calendar. Five years ago, when I arrived in...

What the Pentecostals Taught Me

By Jonathan Turtle Pentecostals have taught me a lot. You see, despite being born to a Presbyterian father from Belfast and a Roman Catholic mother...

Your Church Matters

By Jonathan Turtle As we begin, Lord willing, to emerge from the fog of this pandemic, it may be worth examining and re-considering our relationship...

Seeds of Thanksgiving

By Jonathan Turtle A decade ago now as a seminarian finding his way back into the Anglicanism of his childhood I, along with my wife, landed...

The Church Needs an Ancient Faith if It Is to Survive

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