Coincidentally the Archbishop of Canterbury had on his calendar for today an interview on the occasion of an anniversary of the Fresh Expressions, an evangelism ministry of the Church of England. In addition to questions about Fresh Expressions and the place of the church today more generally, he is asked about the job of Archbishop …
Day: March 18, 2012
“Medieval theologians, by contrast, were interested in creating encyclopedic bodies of knowledge. The command to “have dominion,” in this context, became a command to accumulate facts about the natural world.”
Unfortunately, [Williams] is leaving behind a Communion in tatters: highly polarized, bitterly factionalized, with issues of revisionist interpretation of the Holy Scriptures and human sexuality as stumbling blocks to oneness, evangelism and mission all around the Anglican world.
Between 1991 and 2011 there has been a 20 percent decrease in the percentage of adult women attending church services in any given week, … The proportion of American women who are unchurched has nearly doubled in the past twenty years, rising by 94 percent. ~Barna research
I think about Cyril sometimes in light of what seems to happen every time we get a pile of Anglican bishops together worldwide and it seems some of them want to exclude others of them from the table, or when they start having notions that two X chromosomes make someone incapable of balancing a mitre on one’s noggin. Pretty soon, people start throwing the H word around–heresy.