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Claiming our Anglican Identity Seeking the mind of Christ for the Body of ChristClaiming our Anglican Identity The Case Against the Episcopal Church, USA A Paper Commissioned For the Primates of the Anglican Communion by The Most Rev. Drexel Gomez, The Most Rev. Peter Akinola, and The Most Rev. Gregory Venables © Copyright 2003 The Anglican Communion Institute 601 North Tejon Street Colorado Springs, Colorado 80903 All Rights Reserved Table of Contents: Preface iv Summary 1 General Convention Actions in Dispute 2 General Convention Actions Violate: Meaning of Scripture 2 Common Reading of...
Microsoft Word - 40D1A1C1-1DC0-1089A5.doc Communion and Discipline A Submission to tho Lambeth Commission by the Anglican Communion Institute Seeking the tmnd of Christ for the Body of Christ Table of Contents PREFACE 3 P REVIOUS PAPERS 3 T HE C ALL FOR D ISCIPLINE 4 T HE P RIORITY OF T HEOLOGY EVEN IN A C RISIS 5 INTRODUCTION: THE PRESENT CRISIS OF COMMON LIFE 6 N ORTH A MERICA : A CCELERATED D ISINTEGRATION 6 T HE W IDER C OMMUNION : MAJOR REALIGNMENTS 8 A W AY F ORWARD ? 8 A FALSE PARADIGM OF RESPONSE 10 T HE SUBSTANTIVE ISSUE OF THE PRESENT CRISIS IS NOT COHERENT WITH THE PARADIGM OF...
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April 01, 2004
Noll, Evangelical Commentary on Draft Covenant 1 June 07 Sec. 6: The Unity of the Communion Proposed Amendment (6) We acknowledge that in the most extreme circumstances, where member churches choose not to fulfil the substance of the covenant as understood by the Councils of instruments of the Communion, we will consider that such churches have relinquished membership in the Anglican Communion. Explanation Throughout history, the Good News has caused division, and the church has faced the twin dangers of heresy and schism. Scripture warns against attacks from without and within. The Covenant...
I want to respond to Phil’s wonderfully clear and compelling set of questions regarding Alternative Oversight. I. Do we want to stay Anglicans and/or Episcopalians? The question of AO makes sense only if we wish to remain within the Episcopal Church and/or the Anglican Communion. Let us be clear on that. And let us each answer that for ourselves. The “alternative” part makes sense only within a functioning structure of “given” bishops under whom we now live and work. If we want to throw over or leave this structure, then we have no need of “alternatives”. Of course, answering this question is...
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January 01, 2004
How to think about Cross-Jurisdictional Episcopal Intervention in the ECUSA. A Proposal I admire the admonition to faithfulness and holiness coming from many voices in our list- serve discussions that, like the prophets, we might speak the truth in love, and from a place of suffering not wasted because our Lord’s provisions and promises are sure. I agree this is God’s way. Our earnest desire is that the Savior’s prayer, “That we all may be one,” may, in its deepest and truest sense, be speedily fulfilled. BCP p. 876 The Virtue of Staying Augustine called “schism” is a “damnable heresy”, and...
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January 01, 2004
Development of Doctrine and Discipline in the Christian Church. One of the justifications frequently offered for the adoption of same-sex blessings and partnerships by the Christian Church is that this is a legitimate outcome to the way Christian doctrine “develops” over time. Just because such new practices go against consistent Church teaching for 2000 years, and even against explicit Scriptural injunction—so the argument goes -- that does not necessarily make them unfaithful, because, after all, “doctrine develops” and always has. Some of the precedents offered for such purported...
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January 01, 2005
MEMORANDUM TO: Working Group April 21, 2008 FROM: [Redacted] RE: Canonical Violations This memorandum evaluates whether the Presiding Bishop has violated the constitution and canons of The Episcopal Church and what procedures would be applicable for charging her with a presentable offense. This memorandum identifies at least eleven violations of TEC's constitution and canons by the Presiding Bishop in her dealings with Bishops Cox, Schofield and Duncan and the Diocese of San Joaquin. Taken together, these actions demonstrate willful violation of the canons, an intention to repeat the...
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May 01, 2008
Response of Archbishops Emmanuel Kolini and Yong Ping Chung Archived at https://web.archive.org/web/20040220060758/http://anglicancommunioninstitute.org:80/koliniandyong040128.htm January 28, 2004 We issue this Response, as archbishops of the Anglican Communion, to the January 2004 document written by The Rev. Dr. Ephraim Radner entitled "A call to accountability: the parable of the AMiA." The document demands a direct and clear response. It is incorrect in its facts and troubling in its spirit. The author’s obvious and unwarranted hostility obscures his message, but it appears that he...
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January 01, 2004
Statement of the Global South Primates Archived at https://web.archive.org/web/20040610115313/http://www.anglicancommunioninstitute.org:80/articles/acns3829.htm Anglican Church of Kenya Office, Nairobi, Kenya By the special grace of our God, we, the Primates of the Global South of the Anglican Communion representing 18 Provinces with a membership of over 55 million, have met together in Nairobi on 15 & 16 April 2004 under the Chairmanship of the Most Revd Dr Peter Akinola, the Primate of all Nigeria. We begin our gathering around the Lord's Table celebrated by the Primate of Kenya, the...
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May 19, 2004
A Call to Life Together: The Choice facing the Episcopal Church--USA, November 2, 2004 Archived at https://web.archive.org/web/20041127163954/http://www.anglicancommunioninstitute.org/ The Windsor Report offers a clear choice to North American Anglicans: "walking together" with the Anglican Communion, or "walking apart". It is important to understand that this choice is not part of the Report's "recommendations." It is a description of what in fact lies before the churches of our Communion at this point in time. "Walking together" literally represents an actual life of "synodality." "Synod...
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November 02, 2004