Sunday, September 30, 2007
We have been invited to share in this meeting and Bishop Frederick Fick is looking forward to attending. We invite everyone's remembrance of this important gathering in their prayers. May the Lord continue to bring unity to a faithful Anglican witness in this country, even as we pray for unity in all of Christ's church.
Friday, September 21, 2007
“Anglicanism,” Archbishop Geoffrey Fisher once wrote, “has no peculiar thought, practice, creed or confession of its own. It has only the Catholic Faith of the ancient Catholic Church, as preserved in the Catholic Creeds and maintained in the Catholic and Apostolic constitution of Christ’s Church from the beginning.” It may licitly teach as necessary for salvation nothing but what is read in the Holy Scriptures as God’s Word written or may be proved thereby. It therefore embraces and affirms such teachings of the ancient Fathers and Councils of the Church as are agreeable to the Scriptures, and thus to be counted apostolic. The Church has no authority to innovate: it is obliged continually, and particularly in times of renewal or reformation, to return to “the faith once delivered to the saints.”
To be an Anglican, then, is not to embrace a distinct version of Christianity, but a distinct way of being a “Mere Christian,” at the same time evangelical, apostolic, catholic, reformed, and Spirit-filled.
Wednesday, September 19, 2007