By Calvin Lane What will it add? she asked me. I was enjoying a brunch with a delightful retired couple who had relocated to our area and had joined our parish about a year ago. They hadn’t been Episcopalian... Read More...
By Pieter Valk Despite differing denominational convictions on more ancient theological questions, Evangelical churches in the rural Tennessee town where I grew up were theologically homogenous on front-of-... Read More...
Whatever happens in one part of the Anglican Communion, will have an impact on the whole Communion. The preservation of the historic teaching on an important doctrine and the defiant response to it will no doubt send a confusing message to the Communion. The Canadian Church has yet to find a way of preserving that teaching in an ordered way and still extending a pastoral heart to those who struggle. Such is the reality of God’s mission in the world.
Hooker’s argument for keeping the historic episcopacy in his day should influence questions of polity in ecumenical discussions of our own day.
Why might a parish conclude that it needs pastoral oversight from a bishop who concurs with its understanding of the gospel?
The worst thing we could do is say we should not be talking about these slates.
A number of largely unnoticed #GC79 resolutions related to TEC's bishops.
An Anglican province bent on mission but without theological and historical depth will make for a weak, divided church.