A return to the parish model would involve training seminarians and young clergy to create core groups of lay people who live into their baptismal promises, having the courage to be missionaries in the territorial parish, caring for the sick, relieving poverty, providing young people with tools to live for Jesus in a secular world.
Placing names on the prayer list commits the parish to be involved in the lives of those for whom we pray.
A debate that began about halfway through the 16th century continues to this day.
Are Anglicans Protestants who have taken on the trappings of Catholicism, while eschewing its discipline?
I don’t believe that doctrine should be legislated, period. This was once a fairly common view in Anglican circles.
This issue is not about who may tell TEC what to do, but whether apostolicity is to remain a feature of Anglicanism.
On Sunday, the Episcopal Church invests its new Presiding Bishop and Chief Pastor. One significant and growing minority won't be represented.