Commentary on the Gafcon 2018 Letter to the Churches Part One: Preparations

Jul 11, 2018 by

by Stephen Noll, Contending Anglican:

Note: This Commentary, like my earlier analysis of the 1998 Lambeth Resolution I.10 and  of the 2008 Jerusalem Declaration (Essays 6 and 7 of my book), aims to expound the meaning and significance of the “Letter to the Churches” of Gafcon 2018 in Jerusalem. While I was Convener of the Statement Group and include some background information here and in this Anglican TV interview, I do not write as an official spokesman for Gafcon. The Letter to the Churches speaks for itself.

A day or two prior to the presentation of the Gafcon Letter to the Churches, people would come to me and ask how it was going. “I am not a woman,” I’d reply, “but I think it feels something like the labor pains before delivery. Not pleasant at all when you are in the midst of it, but, one hopes, with a happy issue at the end.” In a larger sense, I believe that through the Gafcon movement, which entails much grief and labor, God is bringing a new heir of the Anglican tradition, to birth.

In this first Part, I want to explain how the Gafcon Statement Group was formed and how we prepared for the Conference.

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