Locating Lambeth

Nov 21, 2014 by

By Chris Sugden, Evangelicals Now: Transition of leadership is always a testing time for organisations.. This is certainly true for the Anglican Church in North America. ACNA came into being following the consecration to the office of bishop of a man who was in a same-sex relationship with another man. Those who could not accept this within a Christian Church formed a new church, faithful to Anglican teaching. It was recognized by the Global Fellowship of Confessing Anglicans, which first met...

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Canterbury’s State of the Communion Speech: Speaking the Truth in Love means asserting the Sup...

Nov 18, 2014 by

By Julian Mann, VOL: The Archbishop of Canterbury in his state of the Anglican Communion speech at General Synod was absolutely right to quote the Apostle Paul’s injunction to Christians in Ephesians 4 to ‘speak the truth in love’. But regrettably he omitted to say that obedience to this command involves asserting the supreme authority of Holy Scripture over human reason, tradition and experience. In the context of Ephesians 4, speaking the truth in love (v15) is contrasted...

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Protest and pray but above all be faithful – Archbishop Welby

Nov 18, 2014 by

At the morning communion service in full synod, Archbishop Welby preached on the suffering of Christians.  The Old Testament reading was from Daniel, the epistle from Revelation 6: 9-12 and Bshop Aggelos read the gospel – John 15: 18ff.  These are raw notes and not necessarily verbatim. Archbishop Welby said that there are two faces to the church in persecution – a face of pain and a face of faith. The pain is real. “The suffering is not romantic or uplifting, It is grim and terrifying. The...

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Archbishop Justin on the Anglican Communion at General Synod

Nov 17, 2014 by

In his Presidential address to the General Synod today, Archbishop Justin spoke about the issues faced by the Anglican Communion and possible ways forward. Read the full text of the address below: During the last eighteen months or so I have had the opportunity to visit thirty-six other Primates of the Anglican Communion at various points. This has involved a total of 14 trips lasting 96 days in all. I incidentally calculated that it involves more than eleven days actually sitting in...

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Reconfiguring the Anglican Communion without Archbishop Welby’s input?

Oct 22, 2014 by

By Barbara Gauthier: On October 3rd, Archbishop of Canterbury said that the Anglican Church in North America was not Anglican and definitely not part of the Anglican Communion.  The next day, the Diocese of NW Australia recognized the ACNA “as a member church of the Anglican Communion, in full communion with Diocese of North West Australia.”  On October 9th, seven primates of the Anglican Communion welcomed Archbishop Foley Beach of the ACNA as “an archbishop and fellow...

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Bishops to decide on Lambeth 2018

Oct 6, 2014 by

From Anglican Journal: In an interview with the Church of Ireland Gazette on Oct. 3, Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby addressed speculation that the next Lambeth Conference, which is usually held every 10 years and was expected to be in 2018, might be postponed. When asked by Gazette editor Canon Ian Ellis if he had made up his mind or was rethinking Lambeth 2018, Welby said, “I am not rethinking. I’m following through with what I said to the primates when I was installed as archbishop,...

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