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Anglican Growth and Decline

Anglican Growth and Decline

A lot of people online have been discussing the recent study Growth and Decline in the Anglican Communion: 1980 to the Present (Routledge Contemporary Ecclesiology). There have been discussions of Church of England dioceses. And the Facing of the Episcopal Church Decline. In some sense, then, this post is a contribution to that ongoing discussion,… Continue Reading

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How to read the Bible

How to read the Bible

As part of my ongoing rebuilding older sections of this site, I have reblogged some earlier posts in the spirit of Throwback Thursday. This is a post from 2007 – the principle expressed is no less relevant today than then. One also may read it in the spirit of sadness and penitence that essentially no… Continue Reading

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General Synod 2016 & Liturgy

General Synod 2016 & Liturgy

[Updated 29 April 2016 – at the end of this post, in green. There are now three alternative ways forward suggested in this post different to the Way Forward Group proposal. Furthermore, general agreement seems to be that the hashtag be #GSTHW16 ]  If you are not interested in the (possibly-esoteric) internal workings of Anglicanism in… Continue Reading

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The End of Confirmation?

The End of Confirmation?

We can finally talk publicly about a debate that may end confirmation in the Anglican Church in Aotearoa, New Zealand and Polynesia. Yesterday the Reports, Bills, and Motions came online for the 62nd General Synod Te Hinota Whanui (GSTHW), which will be held in Napier, 6-13 May, 2016. This includes A Recommended Revision of the… Continue Reading

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Communion Means Communion

Communion Means Communion

A Communion of churches, at the very least surely, are churches that can celebrate communion together, churches where they accept the validity of each others ordinations, churches where someone ordained in one church can preside in the other. What is called “The Anglican Communion” is not such a communion. At the recent meeting of Anglican… Continue Reading

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