Writing in his April letter to GAFCON followers, the Archbishop of the Anglican Communion’s largest province, said there is no hope in that direction, a reference to Archbishop Justin Welby, leader of the Anglican Communion.
“At the same time, we see a new future unfolding. This is the GAFCON vision and it is being demonstrated very clearly in North America.”Read more
Justin Welby recently appointed the former Archbishop of Burundi, Archbishop Bernard Ntahoturi as the new Director for the Anglican Centre, Rome. He succeeds New Zealand born Archbishop David Moxon, a liberal appointee by Rowan Williams. Moxon retires in June. He did everything to boycott ecumenism between Rome and the Anglican realignment provinces.Read more
In other words, you're not really Christian at all and we are.Read more
In the wake of the Quebec mosque shooting, St. Simon's in Oakville, Ontario, in the Diocese of Niagara, decided to support Muslims, by praying to Allah during its monthly labyrinth walk.Read more
"There are 88 congregations in the Diocese of Washington. Many are small, with a worshipping congregation under 200. Looking deeply at the trends and internal realities of each, only 12 of them, at most, are on a path of sustainability and growth; another 12-15, at the other extreme, are in precipitous decline--most of them in our most vulnerable or rapidly transitioning neighborhoods or communities.Read more
I decided to attend the local parish for 11.am worship, and so I made my way up the hill to St. John the Baptist Church, Pewsey. I was told this is the main church in a team ministry of 16 parishes served by three full-time stipendiary clergy. This precludes a 17th century church with no electricity held in the middle of a field which only has a couple of services a year. Only four of the 16 have a service every Sunday. This is the biggest and most well attended parish in the diocese.Read more
One document headed, "Guiding Principles for HOB Meetings" revealed a management approach to the Church's problems under the heading of "rhythms or arcs reflecting both a developmental learning arc and the natural rhythms of our bodies and spirits." Question: What the blazes does that mean? Among suggestions were "experiential orientation" and "try it on for size"...hardly in the vein of St. Paul.Read more
He visited China at the invitation of the China Christian Council (CCC) and the Three-Self Patriotic Movement (TSPM). He attended meetings in Beijing and Shanghai, where he met with the minister of the State Administration for Religious Affairs (SARA), the Chinese government agency that oversees religious practice, and CCC/TSPM leaders, including Elder Fu Xianwei.Read more
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