Joe has led music and liturgy in a variety of church settings for over a decade. He enjoys leading God’s people in praise by means of the breadth of the Church’s musical traditions and the depth of its liturgical heritage. Ordained in the Anglican Church, he also serves as Associate Director of the Anglican Episcopal House of Studies at Duke and previously served as Associate Rector of Christ Church in Mt. Pleasant, SC. He is a graduate of Duke Divinity School and Moody Bible Institute, where he minored in music. He is married to Christina Carnes Ananias, and they have a son named Samuel.

Lifting Our Eyes to Watch and Wait

Today we enter the season of Advent. We rightly think of this season in the life of the church as a preparation to celebrate Christ’s birth at Christmas, but it is more. Advent is a time of preparation—for Christmas, yes—but ultimately for the last day (Jn. 6:40), when Christ will “descend from heaven with a…

Singing with Purpose

Those of us who have been Christians for a while sometimes forget that much of what we do might seem strange to the world around us. I was reminded of this as I read an article which observed that the church is one of the only places we continue to encounter corporate singing. It’s true—when…