At that time, we reported that the Rev. Alex Farmer had resigned as rector of St. Michael's and he and his members would begin a new ministry, Servants of Christ Anglican Church, that would meet at a Vineyard Christian Fellowship, down the road, at 5 p.m. Sunday.Read more
VOL: You said that, "The world of theological education is shifting and Trinity is at the forefront of transforming the way Christian leaders are trained for Mission, I am so excited to be a part of it!" How exactly is it shifting?Read more
It's a grand vision that only a man with the management skills of a Rex Tillerson could pull off. In one case a man is going from being a high-flying businessman to becoming a diplomat, and the other from being a high-flying businessman to becoming an ecclesiastical diplomat. The difference is a single word. But what a difference a word makes.Read more
He confessed that he took the job because he felt called to do something to address the "disagreement and even hatred" between fellow Anglicans. He said much of the hatred came from the Southern hemisphere. Asked what he thought of Australian Archbishop Peter Jensen, who is playing a leadership role in GAFCON, Fearon said, "unfortunately for me I know all these characters... we were good friends. He invited me to Sydney.Read more
The recently produced document, draws extensively from a 2005 text issued by the Vatican's Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, which states that homosexual acts as "grave sins." The document said the tradition has constantly considered them as intrinsically immoral and contrary to natural law. Consequently, under no circumstance can they be approved.Read more
Each of these dioceses is facing enormous challenges. The Diocese of Jerusalem has now, in addition to the Arab-Israeli conflict, to deal with a civil war in Syria and huge numbers of refugees in Lebanon and Jordan. In Egypt there is presently a contest to see who actually owns the real estate of the Anglican church, though I understand that the Horn of Africa region is experiencing rapid growth.Read more
"No one has abandoned the Creeds or the Thirty-Nine Articles," they will say. But they are said with fingers crossed, and presented as meaninglessly as the offerings of Israel in Isaiah 1.Read more
A year ago, Dec. 15, 2015, six weeks after the XI Bishop of North Carolina became the XVII Presiding bishop of The Episcopal Church, he wrote a letter in which he revealed the first hint of what was to come at Episcopal Church headquarters at 815 Second Avenue in New York.Read more
The deeper question is why anyone should be surprised! I remember Aspinall when he was the Archbishop of the Anglican Church of Australia, and he would turn up, by invitation, to general conventions of the Episcopal Church, where he was greeted with great enthusiasm. No such invitation was ever extended to an orthodox archbishop. Aspinall reveled in the bosom of fellow liberals and revisionists in TEC.Read more
For security reasons I could not use my birth name on the book, and he decided not to be listed as an author at all. Between the two of us you have over three decades of cross-cultural ministry experience though. I decided to use the name Abu Daoud since I've been using that name with my blog and other publications (also here) for a long time.
VOL:Are the isolated (but heavily covered by the media) attacks in the West the final gasp of ISIS?Read more
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