Charles Raven: ‘Contemporary Anglicanism’ lectures

Jul 8, 2014 by

By Barbara Gauthier: Charles Raven has written a timely series of lectures on contemporary Anglicanism delivered in May at George Whitefield College , Cape Town , South Africa and recently posted on the GAFCON website. Although these lectures were presented well in advance of  Bp. Forster bringing Welby’s greetings to ACNA Provincial Assembly, Raven addresses the Archbishop of Canterbury’s mandate to keep everyone at the table talking together as long as it takes, as evidenced by...

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Celebration of 150th anniversary of consecration of Bishop Samuel Crowther in Canterbury Cathedral.

Jul 3, 2014 by

by Chris Sugden: On June 29 1854, Samuel  Ajayi Crowther was consecrated in Canterbury Cathedral “Bishop of the United Church of England and Ireland, in the said countries of Western Africa beyond the limits of our dominions.” Exactly one hundred and fifty years later, in the same cathedral over four hundred people gathered with the Archbishop of Canterbury, representatives of the Primate of Nigeria, royal houses of Nigeria and Nigerian government representatives, and the Executive leader of...

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Time to bring Phillip Jensen in from the cold

Jul 3, 2014 by

by Julian Mann: Since the Dean of St Andrew’s Sydney, the Very Revd Phillip Jensen, caused a media storm at the Reform national conference in 2004 when he accused the then Archbishop of Canterbury, Dr Rowan Williams, of ‘theological prostitution’, invitations to speak in the UK have somewhat dwindled. But now is very arguably the time for Reformed Anglicans in England to bring him back in from the cold. There are three main reasons for this: 1). Whilst our constituency should...

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Archbishop’s sermon on Samuel Crowther, the first black Anglican bishop

Jul 1, 2014 by

Archbishop Justin Welby preached at Canterbury Cathedral on Sunday June 30 during a service of ‘thanksgiving and repentance’ for the first black Anglican Bishop, Samuel Ajayi Crowther, who was consecrated 150 years ago today. In his sermon he said:” The issue was one of power, and it is power and its handling that so often deceives us into wickedness. Whether as politicians or Bishops, in business or in the family, the aim to dominate is sin. Our model is Christ, who washed...

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The Fictional World of Anglican Reconcilers

Jun 4, 2014 by

By David W Virtue, VOL: A number of African and North American bishops claiming to be “foundational callers of reconciliation” met recently with the Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby at the Fifth Consultation of Anglican Bishops in Dialogue in Coventry, England. According to an Episcopal News Service report, two-dozen bishops from Africa and North America renewed their pledge to reconciliation in the Anglican Communion and to walking together as a family despite deep cultural and...

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Anglican Bishops in Dialogue issue testimony

May 30, 2014 by

From ENS: A Testimony of Our Journey toward Reconciliation For now we see in a mirror, dimly, but then we will see face to face. Now I know only in part; then I will know fully, even as I have been fully known. 1 Corinthians 13:12 The fifth Consultation of Anglican Bishops in Dialogue took place in the City of Coventry, England from 22 May through 25 May 2014. Our meeting followed our commitment in Cape Town, South Africa in May of 2013 to consider Christ’s ministry of reconciliation in the...

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