What Presiding Bishop Michael Curry Means by “Core Doctrine”

Mar 22, 2016 by

From Not Another Episcopal Church Blog: After the Episcopal church got spanked by the Anglican Primates over same-sex marriage, and were asked to not take part of any voting on doctrinal issues ( ruling which TEc has disavowed), it was only a matter of time before revisionist teaching as to what exactly constitutes “doctrine” reared its ugly head. For most of us, doctrines should not only be derived from the Bible but should also be consistent with a plain reading of the texts. The...

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Reflections on the aftermath of the Primates’ Meeting at Canterbury

Mar 12, 2016 by

by Gavin Ashenden, Anglican Ink: “As for me and my house, we will serve the Lord” Joshua 24.15. If we look to Scripture when difficulties arise between Christians we have on the one hand the profound call to unity amongst those who love Jesus that we find in St John, 17. 20ff: “My prayer is not for them alone. I pray also for those who will believe in me through their message, that all of them may be one, Father, just as you are in me and I am in you.” But we also have Jesus’ instructions on...

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African bishops to boycott meeting of Anglican council over Episcopal Church attendance

Mar 11, 2016 by

by Fredrick Nzwil, RNS: The Anglican Church in Kenya has become the latest province to announce it will boycott the Anglican Consultative Council meeting in Zambia over the participation of the Episcopal Church. The Episcopal Church was recently censured at a primates’ meeting in Canterbury, England, because of the American church’s willingness to ordain and marry LGBT people. According to the sanctions, the Episcopal Church cannot represent the communion at the April meeting or vote on...

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Sudanese diocese severs relations with Episcopal Diocese of Indianapolis

Mar 5, 2016 by

Letter to parishes from Bishop Cate Waynick (Hat Tip: Anglican Ink): Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, I write to share the sad news that our fourteen year partnership with the Diocese of Bor, South Sudan, has come to an end. For the past few years the House of Bishops of the Episcopal Church in Sudan and South Sudan has been concerned over the actions of several Provinces of the Anglican Communion in which same-sex blessings have taken place.In December of 2015 they passed a resolution...

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Episcopal Priest Underwent Abortion to Finish Divinity School, Later Tanked Parish

Mar 5, 2016 by

by Jeffrey Walton, Juicy Ecumenism: Whenever an activist Episcopal priest shows up in the news, as a general rule, scratch beneath the surface and you’ll find a dead or dying congregation. A recent example comes from USA Today, covering the March 2 U.S. Supreme Court hearing about a Texas law requiring abortion clinics to meet the same regulatory requirements as ambulatory surgical centers. Pro-Life advocates argue that such health and safety regulation is necessary, especially in the wake of...

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Statement from the Diocese of Egypt with North Africa and the Horn of Africa

Feb 26, 2016 by

It has come to our attention that the Presiding Bishop of The Episcopal Church (USA) has recently issued a Lenten appeal asking the churches of TEC to remember the Good Friday offering for Jerusalem and the Middle East. In this appeal he said “this tradition [The Good Friday Offering] is decades old and is an important statement of our solidarity with the members of the four dioceses of the Province of Jerusalem and Middle East.” I would like to clarify the fact that the Diocese of Egypt with...

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