GAFCON gathers Bishops in June 2020 to guard and proclaim the faith

May 8, 2019 by

by Canon Phil Ashey, AAC: As I mentioned last Friday on my way home from Sydney, the Communique from the GAFCON Primates meeting has now been published. Others have noted that it is exceptionally clear—without the ambiguity and “parsing” that so many official Anglican Communion documents demand.  There is an abundance of concrete actions, good news of leadership transitions, new Primates on the GAFCON Primates Council, and positive developments among the GAFCON Networks and new “Branches”...

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Selective Discipline

Feb 14, 2019 by

by Bishop FitzSimons Allison, The Living Church (Hat Tip VOL) Presiding Bishop Michael Curry’s response to Bishop William Love’s refusal to authorize same-sex marriages in the Diocese of Albany was to say that those “who have taken vows to obey the doctrine, discipline, and worship of the Episcopal Church must act in ways that reflect and uphold the discernment and decisions of the General Convention of the Church” [TLC, Dec. 2]. When Bishop Love took this oath, the...

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When is ‘Good Disagreement’ not Good? When It Contradicts God’s Word

Feb 11, 2019 by

by Stephen Noll, Contending Anglican: The drumbeat for “good disagreement” fills the Anglican air – and will no doubt become more frenetic – as Lambeth 2020 approaches. Within one week we have had an appeal from the Archbishop of South Africa: “Whether you agree with where the communion is, whether you don’t agree, come and express your difference in this beautiful space which is a gift from God.” Next Andrew John, the Bishop of Bangor (Wales), surveys the arc of local Anglican opinion...

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Appeal to orthodox bishops to attend Lambeth Conference despite differences

Feb 9, 2019 by

from Christian Today: The archbishop overseeing plans for the next Lambeth Conference is pleading with orthodox bishops threatening to boycott the event to come in spite of their differences. Bishops from Nigeria and Uganda have said they will stay away from the once-in-a-decade meeting out of opposition to Provinces that have adopted an increasingly liberal interpretation of the gospel. This week, GAFCON chairman Archbishop Nicholas Okoh said the same-sex wedding of a suffragan bishop in the...

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Kendall Harmon Warns of “Cancerous Theology” and “Sick Culture”

Feb 8, 2019 by

by Jeff Walton, Anglican Ink: Churches and the west are embracing a pagan anthropology, and the church needs to own its failure to be “salt and light” in a sick culture, according to a leading intellectual figure in the Anglican realignment. The Rev. Canon Dr. Kendall Harmon spoke in October to a gathering of American Anglican Council supporters in Atlanta, Georgia. Harmon serves as Canon Theologian for the Diocese of South Carolina where he was elected a deputy to multiple Episcopal Church...

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The Perilous Plight of the Church of England

Feb 3, 2019 by

by Roger Salter, Virtueonline: When the British philosopher Cyril Joad returned to Christian faith and membership of the Church of England he paid fulsome tribute to the unassuming clergy of the hundreds of ordinary parishes throughout the land. The faith and fortitude of these lowly men of God was a major factor in sustaining Christian belief and character in the life of the nation. Sincere but unspectacular ministry held the church together and maintained the good health of the institution....

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