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Texas Supreme Court considering review of Fort Worth property case

The Episcopal Diocese of Fort Worth shared the following statement on their website this past week: On Friday, February 8, 2019, the Texas Supreme Court said it would like to consider briefing on the merits before deciding whether to take up the breakaways parties’ petition for review of the Fort Worth Court of Appeals April 2018 opinion in favor of the loyal Episcopalians of the Episcopal Diocese of Fort Worth and our conditional cross-petition for review. The conditional cross-petition asserte...
Tags: Supreme Court, Religion, North America, Fort Worth, South Carolina, US supreme court, Court of Appeals, Episcopal Church, Anglican Church, Episcopal Diocese, Texas Supreme Court, Episcopal, South Carolina Supreme Court, The Lead, Featured Story, Fort Worth Court of Appeals

Saint Paul’s Anglican Church in Monaco

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Outgoing and incoming chairmen of GAFCON at loggerheads

The Anglican Church of North America is facing an apparent challenge to its ecclesiastical independence from its sponsor, the Church of Nigeria. ACNA was formed as a so-called orthodox alternative to The Episcopal Church and the Anglican Church of Canada. The outgoing and incoming chairmen of GAFCON are at loggerheads over the surprise unilateral appointment of four Nigerian bishops for the Anglican Church of North American (ACNA) by the House of Bishops of the Church of Nigeria (Anglican). ACNA...
Tags: Nigeria, Church, Religion, Jesus, Trinity, North America, Christ, Episcopal Church, Dobbs, Anglican Church, Cana, Anglican Church of North America, Archbishop Foley Beach, Anglican Church of Canada, GAFCON, Church of Nigeria

Breakaway bishop to Europe takes leave due to “very difficult personal matters”

Citing “very difficult personal matters,” Andy Lines, Gafcon’s Missionary bishop to Europe, is taking a leave. Lines accepted the proposal of a leave made by Peter Jensen, outgoing General Secretary of Gafcon. The General Secretary of Gafcon, since January 1, is Archbishop of Benjamin Kwashi of the Diocese of Jos, Nigeria. According to Wikipedia, Andrew John Lines (born 1960) is a British Anglican bishop. Since June 2017, he has been the Missionary Bishop to Europe of the Anglican Church in Nort...
Tags: Europe, UK, England, Wikipedia, Religion, Canada, North America, Christ, Lines, Jesus Christ, Peter, Andrew, Jensen, Sydney Australia, Executive Committee, Mandy

Christian Unity and One Body, One Doctrine, One Spirit

Here we are in the middle of the Week of Christian Unity, bracketed by the Confession of St. Peter and the Conversion of St. Paul, the two irrefutable giants in the development and promulgation of the Church. And in today’s second reading (Eph 4:1-16) we hear Paul saying, “ There is one body and one Spirit, just as you were called to the one hope of your calling, one Lord, one faith, one baptism, one God and Father of all, who is above all and through all and in all.” That is a lot of “one...
Tags: Africa, Church, Religion, Chicago, Justin Welby, Jesus, Christ, Narnia, Jesus Christ, Ephesus, Great Britain, Peter, St Paul, PAUL, Episcopal Church, Berkeley California

Anglican liaison at Vatican out after sex misconduct charge

ROME (AP) — The Anglican Church’s representative to the Holy See has resigned following an allegation of sexual misconduct. A statement from the Anglican Centre in Rome, an ecumenical study center and headquarters for the Archbishop of Canterbury’s envoy to the Holy See, announced the resignation Friday. Archbishop Bernard Ntahoturi, former Anglican primate of Burundi, […]
Tags: News, Rome, Nation, Vatican, Canterbury, Burundi, Anglican Church, Holy See, Anglican Centre, Bernard Ntahoturi

Get To Know CityAlight (and Their New Album)

F or the past few years I’ve been enjoying the music of CityAlight both on a personal and congregational level (as we’ve added several of their songs to our worship services). They have just released a new album and, to mark the occasion, I asked them (Richard Thompson and Jonny Robinson) a few questions. I’ve interspersed their new songs throughout the interview so you can give them a listen. The album is available now wherever good music is sold or streamed. Who or what is C...
Tags: Interviews, Australia, Blogging, Sydney, Jesus, Richard Thompson, Christ, Joy, St Paul, PAUL, Charles Spurgeon, Anglican Church, Sydney Diocese, Jonny Robinson, Castle Hill Sydney

Church Planting in the Episcopal Church: Part 2

by Aaron Klinefelter   In part 1 of this series we explored the cultural and institutional barriers to church planting in the Episcopal Church. In this second installment, we delve into why churches undertake church planting in the first place and how these might or might not fit into the ethos of the Episcopal Church.   Why is Church Planting Important? In order to chart a way forward for pioneering and generative new Christian communities in the Episcopal Church we first must consider the mot...
Tags: Religion, West, Jesus, North America, Paas, Episcopal Church, Protestant, Anglican Church, Michael Curry, Episcopal, The Magazine, Jesus Movement, Peter Wagner, Featured Story, Ruth Meyers, Episcopal Church In

Evangelical Bishops in CoE urge “no change” to doctrine of marriage

A group of evangelical bishops in the Church of England have marked their lines in the sand, implicitly suggesting schism as the only possibility should the Church of England formally recognize marriage equality.  The group made their statement in a letter sent to Bishop Christopher Cocksworth, chair of the Church of England’s ‘Living in Love and Faith’ (LLF) project (Full text below). LFF has been tasked with addressing “’tough questions and the divisions among Christians’ over gender, marriage...
Tags: England, Africa, Religion, Church Of England, Christian, Canterbury Cathedral, Canterbury, Christ, Canon, Jesus Christ, General Synod, Maidstone, Episcopal Church, Anglican Church, Christendom, Episcopal Church TEC

Idowu-Fearon takes on “fake news”

Via the Anglican Communion News Service: The Most Revd Dr Josiah Idowu-Fearon had strong words for those who “militantly present falsehoods” about the Anglican Communion. The Secretary General to the Anglican Communion was addressing the Standing Committee of the Anglican Consultative Council at the beginning of their four-day meeting in London. According to ACNS He highlighted a number of areas of what he called “rumours and gossip”, including the decision to move the next meeting of the Anglic...
Tags: Hong Kong, London, Religion, US, Brazil, Anglican Communion, Episcopal Church, Standing Committee, Anglican Church, Josiah Idowu Fearon, Idowu Fearon, GAFCON, Anglican Consultative Council, The Lead, Anglican Communion Office, Anglican Communion News Service

How Jeremy Taylor Kept His Head, The Spirit, and the Prayer Book

The wind (spirit) blows where it chooses, and you hear the sound of it, but you do not know where it comes from or where it goes. So it is with everyone who is born of the Spirit. (Jn 3:8) Once upon a time people took their religion seriously, deadly seriously. Not just priests, bishops, theologians, but farmers, shopkeepers, publicans, the kind of people Jesus hung out with. Take the case of the Rt. Rev. William Laud, Archbishop of Canterbury, who lost his head for wanting a little High Ch...
Tags: Europe, Wales, Church, Religion, Ireland, Jesus, John, Charles, Taylor, Canterbury, Christ, Berkeley California, Caroline, Anglican Church, Oliver Cromwell, Cromwell

When a gay bishop caused controversy

Fifteen years ago, the first openly gay bishop in the Anglican Church was approved. The appointment has led to much debate within the wider church since.
Tags: News, Anglican Church

William Wilberforce, Anthony Ashley-Cooper, and Anglican Mission

Today is the feast day of William Wilberforce, who probably will stay in the revised Lesser Feasts and Fast proposed by the 79 th General Convention of the Episcopal Church, and Anthony Ashley-Cooper, 7 th Earl of Shaftesbury, who will probably not. Both are called Prophetic Witnesses, which means they were in some way called by the Gospel to be social reformers.  William Wilberforce was instrumental in the abolishment of slavery in Great Britain and the Commonwealth (1834) after over 40 ...
Tags: France, Africa, Church, Religion, Indianapolis, United States, Oxford, South Sudan, Jesus, Berkeley, Matthew, Great Britain, Episcopal Church, Berkeley California, Anglican Church, William Wilberforce

Potential new province of the Anglican Communion: a living example

ACNS reports steps are underway that would lead to a 40th province of the Anglican Communion: Major steps were taken this weekend in the journey towards the creation of the 40th Province of the Anglican Communion, when two new bishops were created for the Diocese of Chile. The diocese is currently part of the province of the Anglican Church of South America, but is set to become its own autonomous Anglican Communion Province later this year. The move has been ratified by both the diocesan Synod ...
Tags: Hong Kong, Religion, Chile, Brazil, North America, Archbishop Of Canterbury, Canterbury, Communion, Anglican Communion, Episcopal Church, Anglican Church, Chili, GAFCON, Robert Duncan, Episcopal Cafe, ACNA

Humanae Vitae in Context: Background and Fallout

This year marks the fiftieth anniversary of one of the most important papal documents in recent history, namely Bl. Pope Paul VI’s Humanae vitae.  Ridiculed, belittled, and ignored upon its publication by many Catholic theologians and clerics, the encyclical has withstood the onslaughts of modernity and shaped our understanding of conjugal love, respect for life, and the responsibilities of parenthood.  This series will first look at the context of the encyclical, then examine the main questions...
Tags: Featured, Church, Religion, Canada, United States, Pope Francis, Commission, Poland, Catholic, Pope, Christ, PAUL, John Paul, John Paul II, Protestant, Anglican Church

Westminster Abbey praises God for the NHS

Westminster Abbey praises God for the NHS Westminster Abbey held a service on Thursday commemorating the 70th anniversary of the United Kingdom’s National Health Service (NHS). At the service Justin Welby, Archbishop of Canterbury, said that the “NHS is the most powerful and visible expression of our Christian heritage, because it sprang out of a concern that the poor should be able to be treated as well as the rich.” Holding a service for the NHS raises t...
Tags: UK, Religion, Czech Republic, NHS, United Kingdom, Slovenia, Jesus, Hall, Peter, Westminster Abbey, John Hall, Anglican Church, Welby, Institute of Economic Affairs, Aneurin Bevan, National Health Service NHS

Malawi:Muslims, Anglican Church Tussle Over Ownership of School

[Malawi News Agency] Nkhotakota -Muslims and Christians from Anglican Church are failing to reach an agreement on the ownership of Sani Primary School located in Chamba Village, Traditional Authority Malengachanzi in the Lake shore district of Nkhotakota.
Tags: News, Malawi, Anglican Church, Malawi News Agency, Sani Primary School, Chamba Village Traditional Authority Malengachanzi, Lake shore district

Church of England makes last-minute approach to abuse survivors

A report into how the Anglican Church handled abuse allegations is expected to be highly critical.
Tags: UK, England, News, Anglican Church

The “invisible black church” becomes visible

Grant Shreve writes in JSTOR Daily about the historical racial elements of Presiding Bishop Michael Curry’s sermon at the royal wedding: The African American bishop, well aware that he was an unfamiliar presence in Windsor Castle, communicated a liberationist vision of divine love, interwoven with texts and songs from the long history of the African diaspora, including snatches of slave spirituals and quotes from Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. He was arguing not only for a theological vision but al...
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Zimbabwe:Church Offers Free Medical Services

[The Herald] The Anglican Church is set to offer free medical check-ups today at its St Luke's Greendale Parish in Harare. The medical check-ups are open to everyone. St Luke's Greendale Parish youth pastor Reverend Peter Mapise said the move is part of giving back to society, particularly the less privileged and elderly.
Tags: News, Zimbabwe, Herald, St Luke, Harare, Luke, Anglican Church, Church Offers Free Medical Services, Greendale Parish, Peter Mapise

What makes a Province of the Anglican Communion?

As GAFCON celebrated the launch of a new church in Brazil last week, the Rt Revd Dr Josiah Idowu-Fearon, secretary general of the Anglican Communion cautioned that it was “inaccurate” to characterize the new organization as a province of the Anglican Communion, while the Primate of the Anglican Episcopal Church of Brazil lamented “another wound in the body of Christ.” The Church Times reports: The Anglican Church in Brazil was launched on Saturday at the Paróquia Anglicana do Espírito Santo (Ang...
Tags: Church, Religion, US, Brazil, Justin Welby, Canterbury, Christ, Anglican Communion, Recife, Episcopal Church, Anglican Church, Michael Curry, Josiah Idowu Fearon, Idowu Fearon, GAFCON, The Lead

Royal wedding front pages from around the world: 'Two people fell in love and we all showed up' 

Prince Harry married Meghan Markle in a ceremony that proved a fitting mix of the traditional and the unconventional, merging British tradition with American music and accents. The Prince and his beaming bride exchanged vows in front of 600 guests in St George's Chapel at Windsor Castle. But the BBC estimated the global audience would reach as many as 1.9 billion people.   This is how the world's media reacted to the royal wedding. The Sunday Telegraph The Sunday Telegraph New York Dai...
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'That was a black church sermon': Rev. Michael Curry brings passion to the Church of England

"I think it's something significant when the Anglican Church and the Queen of England has the capacity to demonstrate that they're trying to be open and inclusive and they're willing to move in that direction."
Tags: England, Incidents, Anglican Church, Rev Michael Curry

The Four Marks of the Church: Reasons to Believe

The Nicene Creed identifies the Church of Christ by four marks: she is one, holy, catholic, and apostolic. Only one Church fits that description. The description in the Creed is a description of our true home. It is a lighthouse, a roadmap, a clear marker for searchers and travelers. One. Is any other church so one that all schisms that occur in that church are clearly schisms between the old and the new, between the Church that comes from Christ and one that comes from man, between the one Chur...
Tags: Featured, Church, Religion, Rome, Catholic Church, Christ, Catholics, Henry Viii, Henry, St Peter, Margaret, Anglican Church, Holy Spirit, Church the Church, Faith & Spirituality, Chesterton

Pioneering US bishop will deliver sermon at Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's wedding

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have invited a pioneering American bishop to deliver the address at their wedding, as the couple strive to reflect their transatlantic relationship amid the tradition of St George's Chapel.  The couple have asked the Most Rev Bishop Michael Curry, the first African-American elected as presiding bishop and primate of the Episcopal Church, to delivering a rousing sermon about love during the ceremony on May 19. The preacher, from Chicago, Illinois, does not have...
Tags: England, London, News, White House, US, America, Justin Welby, Prince Harry, Harry, William, Prince, Donald Trump, Canterbury, Curry, Jesus Christ, Kensington Palace

Uganda:Scandal Hits Anglican Church as Priest Accused of Rape

[Monitor] The devil is rumoured to be at work as the Anglican Church leaders in Luweero Diocese try to deal with a sex scandal which has left a high ranking priest and a lay reader charged with aggravated defilement.
Tags: News, Uganda, Anglican Church, Luweero Diocese

Gafcon Primates Council meets, grumbles

The Gafcon Primates Council has met and issued a communiqué echoing a refrain familiar from previous emissions. For example, The Anglican Diocese of Recife, Brazil has been a diocese that has related extra-provincially to Gafcon since 2008.    Through its church-planting efforts, the Diocese of Recife is spreading the gospel across Brazil, and has grown into a province.  We recognise them as a province in the Anglican Communion and have approved the installation of the Rt Rev. Miguel Ochoa as th...
Tags: Religion, Brazil, South Sudan, North America, Canterbury, Panel, Female Bishops, Oceania, Anglican Communion, Recife, Anglican Church, GAFCON, Recife Brazil, ACNA, The Lead, John Chilton

Mary, William Law, & Us

Today is the transferred date of the Feast of the Annunciation.  The past four months have been a whirlwind of waiting through Advent, the struggle between the material and holy Christmastide, the long, hard Lent, the joy of the Resurrection, and within days here we are at the beginning again, with the promise of Christ Jesus’ birth. Tomorrow, April 10 is the feast celebrating the life of William Law, Priest (1686-1761), who, as an act of conscience wouldn’t sign a loyalty oath to the English t...
Tags: England, Law, Religion, Cambridge, Jesus, God, Christ, Henry Viii, Mary, Stewart, Berkeley California, Christ Jesus, Anglican Church, Annunciation, Son of God, American Episcopal Church

South African Anglicans pay tribute to Winnie Madikizela-Mandela

Via the Anglican Communion News Service: Tributes have been paid to Winnie Madikizela-Mandela, the former wife of the late South African anti-apartheid leader and President Nelson Mandela, who died yesterday (Monday) at the age of 81. The Archbishop of Cape Town, Thabo Makgoba, Primate of the Anglican Church of Southern Africa, is currently in London for a meeting of the Lambeth Conference 2020 Design Group. He told ACNS: “I send my condolences to the family. I am humbled to have known her. I ad...
Tags: London, Religion, South Africa, Nelson Mandela, Johannesburg, Desmond Tutu, Anglican Church, Winnie Madikizela-Mandela, The Lead, Anglican Communion News Service, Anglican Church of Southern Africa, Featured Story, Cape Town Thabo Makgoba Primate, Steve Moreo Bishop, Madikizela Mandeal

Presiding Bishop’s Easter Message

From the Office of Public Affairs: document.createElement('video'); The following is the text of the Presiding Bishop’s Easter 2018 Message:   Hello on Palm Sunday from St George’s Cathedral in Jerusalem.   There is a passage in the 27th Chapter of Matthew’s gospel where religious leaders, political leaders come together once again after Jesus has been crucified and executed, after he had been buried in the tomb. Once again they come together to seal the tomb, to make sure not even a ru...
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