Monday, June 30, 2008

GAFCON - Initial Thoughts

I'm breaking my self-imposed blogging embargo to share my thoughts about GAFCON with whoever still visits this blog.

Essentially GAFCON has tragically redefined Anglicanism in an attempt to force an ineffective Archbishop to do what needs to be done. It's a tragic day for the Communion, with plenty of blame to place on all parties. But to re-create Anglicanism as a "confessional body" along the lines of the Missouri Synod Lutherans, or worse, the PCA, is the biggest blow of all. This is not the way to fix the Communion. It is schism -- Anglican style. If we are not careful, within five years, perhaps ten, there will be two distinct communions, neither of which will be recognizably Anglican.

1 comment:

Derek the ├ćnglican said...

The possibility of two distinct non-Anglican Communions is one of my greatest fears...

I left the Lutherans precisely because placing unity in what we say we think is two removes from actual reality. Basing unity in common worship with common texts is far more clear in my book.