Farewell Rowan

What can you say? Over at Stand Firm we’ve opened up a “bloggers’ comments” post. Here’s my initial contribution. Despite all his undeniably admirable personal qualities, Rowan Williams will sadly be remembered as the Archbishop of Canterbury who presided over and contributed to one of the most divisive eras in the history of the Anglican Communion. He […]

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The Vast Global Anglican Conspiracy is getting …. vaster

Something is afoot. The Anglican Curmudgeon is onto it… The underground is abuzz in Anglican blogland. No details are available as yet for publication, only the general report that a major development will be ripe for announcement starting next Monday, March 19. Some of your most trusted (or alternatively, depending on your philosophy, most despised) […]

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Doug Wilson: Why Anglicans Matter

Great little article [pdf] by Doug Wilson in The North American Anglican: In other words, what the Anglicans did [in the 17th Century] mattered very much to those outside the Church of England. Their differences were great, but for those disposed to look for it, the commonality was greater. And while circumstances alter, and the current landscape looks very different in many […]

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GAFCON Primates Nairobi Communique

The GAFCON Primates today released a communiqué [pdf]. Lots of big news: Nairobi Statement from the GAFCON/FCA Primates Council Alleluia! Christ is risen! The Lord is risen indeed! Alleluia! 1. We met in Nairobi from April 25th through April 28th, 2011. We gathered as the elected leaders of provinces and national churches of the Anglican Communion and as leaders ofGAFCON/FCA. […]

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Michael Jensen - Holding Back on Lay Administration

Michael Jensen, son of Archbishop Peter Jensen and on the faculty at Moore Theological College, has a recent article on that ongoing conundrum for the Anglican Communion – lay administration of the Lord's Supper. Despite all of this, I would like to argue that Sydney ought not go ahead with lay administration in the foreseeable […]

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BREAKING: Global South Editorial on the Primates’ Conference

Just out now. Here's the full text: 21st January 2011 There have been various interests and concerns expressed about the absence of some Global South Primates at the forthcoming Dublin Primates’ Meeting. Where these Primates are concerned, arriving at such decision was not a sudden or knee-jerk reaction. Both before, and more so after, The Episcopal Church […]

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Women Bishops in the CofE - Voting at General Synod

Saturday 10 July 2010 saw probably the most tense voting yet on this thorny subject at the Church of England General Synod. Over the course of the day, Synod voted to note the report of the Revision Committee which we have written about previously. The Committe, remember, were unable to agree on legislation to provide […]

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