Could a Parallel Anglican Communion be in the Works?

Aug 12, 2016 by

by David W Virtue DD, Virtueonline: Former Sydney Archbishop, Peter Jensen, has a nasty habit of speaking his mind. In fact, he tells the truth so boldly, bluntly and deliberately, he is undoubtedly causing serious heartburn to fellow archbishop, Justin Welby. Every time he opens his mouth, he commits the unpardonable “sin” of stating in clear, unapologetic terms where he stands on core issues that affect the communion so that his hearers are left in no doubt what he believes....

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African Churches urged not to be distracted by Western progressives

Aug 10, 2016 by

by Gavin Drake, ACNS: The secretary general of the Anglican Communion, Dr Josiah Idowu-Fearon, has urged Anglican leaders in Africa not to “fall in line” with “socially progressive” views and programmes “which suggest that the Bible is wrong”. Speaking to members of the Council of African Provinces of Africa (CAPA) during their meeting in Rwanda, Dr Idowu-Fearon said that the Church “will not crumble or bow the knee to a godless secular culture that despises the Bible and what it teaches” and...

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Where are we now? The aftermath of the January meeting of the Primates

Aug 5, 2016 by

by Peter Jensen, Gafcon: In January this year, the Primates of the Anglican Communion were summoned by the Archbishop of Canterbury to a meeting.  So serious is the crisis in the Communion about the authority of God’s word that almost every Primate attended. As I have said previously, the result was the mildest possible rebuke over the greatest offence for the greatest offenders, with the hope that there may be repentance. It is now perfectly clear that the meeting failed in its intention. Far...

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Anglican divisions harden despite talk of unity

Jul 12, 2016 by

By Andrew Symes, Anglican Mainstream. Church of England: Synod Conversations end. I am not a member of General Synod, and so have not been included in the Shared Conversations taking place in York the past two days. Some members with orthodox views have declined to take part, believing that the process is flawed from the start, as it is deliberately designed not to bring resolution on what the Church should be teaching and permitting in the area of same sex relationships, but simply to allow...

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New Archbishop of Kenya enthroned

Jul 4, 2016 by

from ACNS: Thousands of Anglicans from Kenya and beyond yesterday (Sunday) attended the enthronement of their new archbishop, the Most Revd Dr Jackson Ole Sapit at the All Saints Cathedral in Nairobi. Archbishop Ole Sapit becomes the 6th archbishop of the Anglican Church of Kenya (ACK) and the 4th Bishop of All Saints Cathedral Diocese. The service was a cocktail of colours and vibrancy characteristic of the church in Africa and saw choirs drawn from across the province take turns in joyful...

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TEC going to Lambeth 2020

Jun 10, 2016 by

by George Conger, Anglican Ink. The bishops of the Episcopal Church will be invited to attend the 2020 Lambeth Conference and will not suffer meaningful consequences for introducing same-sex marriage rites.  In conversation with the leader of the Scottish Episcopal Church, the Archbishop of Canterbury outlined what the long term consequences would be for churches that defied the Communion ban on gay marriage. If the sanctions applied to the SEC, if it adopts gay marriage rites, are applied to...

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