Growth and decline in the Anglican Communion

Feb 6, 2017 by

Book Review by Andrew Symes, Anglican Mainstream. 18 months ago a book was published on church growth in England, edited by Durham-based academic David Goodhew, which urged church leaders to reject  a ‘theology of decline’, and instead to learn about and intentionally foster growth where possible....

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Letter to the primates from the Archbishop of Canterbury

Jan 22, 2017 by

by Justin Welby: 28 November 2016 “And they were filled with great awe and said to one another, ‘Who then is this, that even the wind and sea obey him’?”  (Mark 4:41) Wherever we look in the world there seem to be storms. This has always been the experience of the Church, the people of God since...

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Four Continuing Anglican Church bodies plan joint Synod in October

Jan 18, 2017 by

by David Virtue, VOL: Leaders of four Continuing Anglican Church bodies; ACA/ACC/APA/DHC will hold a joint synod when they meet in Atlanta, Georgia, October 2-6, 2017. At the conclusion of the week it is the intention of the four churches to sign an agreement establishing full communion (communio...

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5 Takeaways from 2016—and their implications for 2017

Jan 5, 2017 by

by Phil Ashey, AAC: As we approach 2017, what opportunities and challenges will carry over from 2016 for Anglican followers of Jesus Christ?  I’d like to suggest that there are five “takeaways” from 2016 that we can reflect upon, five challenges that will shape our mission and ministries for...

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Are the Leaders of Africa’s Anglican Churches “Despotic”?

Dec 30, 2016 by

by David W Virtue, DD, VOL: A Nigerian Archbishop who is also secretary general of the Anglican Consultative Council — an instrument of unity in the Anglican Communion – blasted Anglican provinces in Africa as the cause of “disagreement even hatred” between fellow Anglicans...

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Are the Leaders of Africa’s Anglican Churches “Despotic”?

Dec 15, 2016 by

by David W Virtue, VOL: A Nigerian Archbishop who is also secretary general of the Anglican Consultative Council — an instrument of unity in the Anglican Communion – blasted Anglican provinces in Africa as the cause of “disagreement even hatred” between fellow Anglicans and...

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