We need to help pastors in a better way — throughout the Communion. We must learn to “walk as if we are one,” even educationally.
Our highly choreographed liturgies, our rituals of human achievement, may be tinged with failure.
The Anglican Church of Canada can powerfully affirm that in journeying together we might discover the Spirit’s leading and will for the Church.
Do we have any sense of a beautiful harmony between church structures, the ordained ministry, and the ethical lives of Christian individuals?
For Justin Welby, if there is a way forward for the Communion, it will be liturgical. The liturgy shows us what togetherness really looks like, how structure may prove fruitful, and why we must be patient.
Canadian Anglicans have added a vow about environmentalism to their baptismal covenant. I worry that making environmental activism fundamental to Christian baptism obscures what is more fundamental to it.
Could the Anglican Communion be a “broker” for global mission? Pentecostals from Burkina Faso to Hong Kong to Brazil (and, let’s be honest, also in North Atlantic nations) are waking up to the need for better training for pastors. Anglican theological colleges worldwide continue to be under-resourced. Discipleship and education for all believers is a real concern, and all face huge challenges in the societies where they live, work, and do mission.
By Matt Townsend Official and unofficial responses to the meeting have poured out, making clear that many within the Anglican Communion are walking and talking.