When Peter met Cornelius, he entered into what God has been up to since he called Abraham.
In this post, I want to offer a few further observations that could prove helpful, if the biblical-historical situation of Gentile inclusion in Acts 15 and other places is to provide clues for a way forward in a mixed-economy Anglicanism.
Covenant has recently been taking a look at the conversion of Cornelius. I want to propose that the story is more radical than people have imagined.
The struggle over Gentile inclusion has become a totem in Church conflicts for anyone wishing to claim historical precedent for their side of the argument.
Acts 10:1-16 speaks of Cornelius, a Gentile centurion drawn to worship the one God, yet fearful to commit. The question for us now is — who is Cornelius today?