Mere Anglicanism and the Challenge of a New Morality

Jun 8, 2024 by

by Jeffrey Walton, Juicy Ecumenism:

Amy Orr-Ewing has a story to share about visiting a series of four British schools alongside the Archbishop of Canterbury, amongst a majority of students who have never darkened the door of a church.

“Since the 1960s, young people in each generation have been taught a narrative about love and sex that goes something like this: love whom you want, when you want. Have sexual freedom, that will make you happier: have as much sex with as many people as want to with no restriction. That will make you happy,” the Anglican author and theologian summarized. “My question, young people, is: is it working for you?”

The response that Orr-Ewing recounted was silence, a less-than-ringing endorsement of the prevailing narrative.

How to address this dissatisfaction, and how to speak the truth in love amidst the challenge of a new morality, was the convening topic at Mere Anglicanism, a conference describing itself as centered around a reformed, renewed orthodox Anglicanism.

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