Recent debates on same-sex partnerships – Part one of a two-part study
The Rev'd Jonathan Clatworthy concludes: I therefore believe the Church of England’s leadership is trying to do the impossible. No institution can be run on the basis of the two competing epistemologies we have inherited from the Reformation. Either it can be run on the basis that biblical texts, read literally, determine what all true Christians must believe, or it can be run on the ‘classic Anglican’ basis in which the Bible, the Christian tradition and the reasoning powers of the current Church all play a part. It is impossible to run the same church in both ways at once. What the Church of England needs now is not better management techniques or better reconciliation processes, but better theology ...
Deconstructing Sydney Anglicanism: Past, Present and Futures
The Very Rev'd Professor Martyn Percy writes: I am grateful for this opportunity to reflect on what is known as ‘Sydney Anglicanism’. Grateful, because I am not sure it has much to do with Sydney, being Anglican, or even Evangelical. As any social anthropologist will tell you, labels are simultaneously relative, subjective, absolute and objective. At least, that is, to the person deploying the terminology. Very few denominational labels were adopted by the group they now refer to. Anglican, Baptist, Methodist, Episcopalian – these are all nicknames used by others. The subject just gets stuck with the label. But they rarely help you to understand or accurately categorize a group. What is true, false, dangerous, safe, clean and unclean are wired into our shared worldviews, social functioning and mindsets ... Humans cannot avoid making a whole variety of judgment calls – every few seconds.
Call for the President and Prime Minister to resign
The Bishops of the Church of Ceylon write: We note with deep concern the deterioration of the state of our economy and the sheer sense of apathy with which those in power are approaching the plethora of problems faced by the people of our land.
THE WORK OF THE SOCIETY FOR THE PROPAGATION OF THE GOSPEL (SPG) IN SRI LANKA (CEYLON)
The Rev'd Marc Billimoria - Warden of St. Thomas’ College, Mount Lavinia, Ceylon. This Article is based on the text of an address delivered at a public meeting held in 2018 to commemorate the bicentenary of the arrival of CMS Missionaries in Ceylon.
New Anglican Missionary Diocese for Mozambique
The Venerable Edward T. Bukutu. A letter from the Vicar General - Tete Missionary Diocese is created in Mozambique.
Sexual Orientation and an Anglican Response – An Asian perspective
The Rt. Rev'd Keerthisiri Fernando
If we were to think of one aspect of life that has been of immense scrutiny and discussion in the Church it would be human sexuality ...
At a Crossroads – Race, Africans and the Anglican Communion
Guest Editorial - The Rt Rev'd James Tengatenga - Petertide 2020
A Quantitive Study of Lay Anglican Ecclesiology
- An analysis of research across five Anglican Provinces.
The Rev’d Dr. Nicholas Henderson, April 2010
Anglicanism – A Two Tunes Approach to Truth
The Rt Rev’d Dr. John Saxbee