Twenty minutes with Robert MacSwain
Rob MacSwain and Richard Mammana discuss Austin Farrer, Scripture, and academic and priestly vocation.
From The Living Church‘s Mission and Vision statement
To seek and serve the Catholic and evangelical faith of the one Church, to the end of visible Christian unity throughout the world
This is the vocation of the Anglican Communion, and the vocation of the Living Church Foundation: to serve the cause of Christian unity, by offering our selves in service to God and one another, for the sake of the world and for the salvation of our souls. There is one Christian body, called to bear the one faith and the one hope of the gospel of our Lord (Eph. 4). The ecumenical vocation of Anglicanism, our urgent responsibility under God, is to speak ever more insistently of this reality, and to orient our prayer and our passion toward its accomplishment in love, by the power of the Spirit. “We proclaim Jesus Christ as Lord and ourselves as your servants for Jesus’ sake” (2 Cor. 4:5).
Animated by this commitment — to uphold the inseparability of Christian truth and Christian unity — the Living Church Foundation labors to lead Anglicans to be the first to “outdo” our brothers and sisters “in showing honor” (Rom. 12:10). In continuous publication since 1878, The Living Church served throughout the 20th century as the Catholic-minded magazine of record in the Episcopal Church in the United States, in firm support of the advancing ecumenical movement and the rise of a global, interdependent Anglican Communion. Heir to this tradition in a new century and committed to its continuation, The Living Church remains focused on the whole state of Christ’s Church, amid major shifts in the landscape and culture of global Christianity, in a world riven by tribalism and tumult, earthquake and famine (Matt. 24:7). We are champions of a covenanted Anglican Communion as a means of healing the wounds of division in the body of Christ.
Based primarily in the Episcopal Church in the United States, the members of the governing Foundation and Board of the Living Church are communion-minded and -committed Anglicans from several nations, loyal to the See of Canterbury as the focus of the Anglican family.
We invite you to join with us in our mission.