We spend inordinate time trying to make our liturgy “work”: too much time on prayer book revision and supplementation, too much time on trying to make the weekly service relevant and meaningful.
The main inspiration for the 1979 prayer book was more ancient than modern.
The 1979 Book of Common Prayer embodies the liturgical and sacramental thinking of the mid-1970s. To say that things have changed — in the world and in the church — might well be the understatement of the year.
There is, arguably, more diversity in the C of E than in any other member of the Communion, with influences not only from both the Oxford Movement and radical liberalism from the past, but also from the New Calvinism and the Vineyard movement in more recent years.
A simple resolution cannot rewrite the text of the prayer book.
The unity of common prayer is only a projection that denies that we are, in fact, a divided church.
A theology of death should be accompanied by a healthy dose of agnosticism, since what happens after death is up to God and not to us.
Why do we presume that our common rites are just not “with it” enough for contemporary services? Why use another prayer book?