At this point, why should we care about the Anglican Communion?

May 18, 2016 by

The Rev. Canon Phil Ashey, AAC: I remember years ago when I was sworn in as a Deputy District Attorney (prosecutor) in California, and one of my first appearances was before a senior judge in Juvenile Court. I was fresh out of law school, eager and earnest to make my case against the juvenile whom I can’t even remember now. What I do remember is the judge’s reply. After I had made my case, he looked over his glasses and down his nose at me and said “Mr. Ashey, why do I care?” I didn’t even...

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Deck is stacked against Orthodox Primates in Anglican Communion “Conversation” Task Force

May 13, 2016 by

By David Virtue, VOL: A task group appointed by the Archbishop of Canterbury to “maintain conversation” among the primates of the Anglican Communion as requested during the gathering of primates at Canterbury Cathedral in January is stacked against any honest “conversation” taking place because the vast majority of those chosen have already determined what direction the Anglican Communion will take. GAFCON primates be damned. The primates asked the Archbishop of...

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NZ: Anglican Synod fails to approve gay marriages

May 12, 2016 by

by Simon Collins, New Zealand Herald: Gay Anglicans are reacting with a mix of fury and resignation after the Anglican Synod today failed to approve the blessing of gay marriages. Wellington Anglican Paul Day posted on Facebook that he was leaving the Church for a second time “over the ongoing hatred they show for people like me”. “I know you must be writing this with the collective fury we all feel right now,” he said on the page of the liberal church...

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The Anglican Communion and GAFCON: Interpreting the Peter Jensen interview

May 3, 2016 by

by Andrew Symes, Anglican Mainstream. Peter Jensen, the retired Archbishop of Sydney and the current general Secretary of GAFCON, has given an extensive interview to VirtueOnline in which he expressed frankly some of his views on the current state of the Anglican Communion, and the mission of the Christian church in contemporary culture. The Virtue piece also contains some excerpts from talks that Jensen gave to the recent CANA meeting in Pennsylvania. It is worth giving these comments some...

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How Legalism Has Destroyed the Communion

Apr 18, 2016 by

by David Ould: It’s now over 3 months since the pivotal Primates’ Gathering in Canterbury. Much water has passed under the bridge since then and many readers will have been watching along. Apologies that has not been more vocal in bringing you up to speed. As I write the Anglican Consultative Council (ACC) is meeting in Lusaka. The ACC forms one of the four “Instruments of Unity”of the Anglican Communion, alongside the decennial Lambeth Bishops’ Conference, the Archbishop of...

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Back to Basics Part 6: Will you stand with us?

Apr 15, 2016 by

By Dr. Peter Jensen, General Secretary of GAFCON. I invite you to support GAFCON. If you are already a supporter, please ask others to join also. Here are my reasons. The need for the prophetic voice No one wants to see an end to the Anglican Communion. That is why the Primates went to Canterbury. Certainly the leaders of GAFCON are clear on this point. They are not proposing to replace the Communion. They are dealing with schism, not provoking it. Their insight has always been clear: since...

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