GAFCON: Not a Schism but . . .

Not a schism but there might be a “structure within a structure”

says Peter Jensen at GAFCON, a meeting going on in Jerusalem with conservative Anglican bishops. Pete Father Jake has the latest and you can find video here. Check out Bishop Michael Nazir-Ali on Muslim relations.

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Andrew Jones launched his first internet space in 1997 and has been teaching on related issues for the past 20 years. He travels all the time but lives between Wellington, San Francisco and a hobbit home in Prague.


  • joe says:

    I still can’t get over this thing of one bunch-of-men-with-silly-hats-and-funny-titles suggesting they are somehow more authentically biblical than another-bunch-of-mostly-men-with-silly-titles-and-funny-hats meeting elswewhere.
    Isn’t the truth that we’re all some distance from the Way of Christ – and that having men with titles and funny clothing has very little to do with the New Testament?

  • andym says:

    So Andrew, how big a thing do you think this GAFCON thing is? It’s got me pretty wired, but I’ve been away from the Anglicans for a while, so I might be misinterpreting it…
    would be interested to know your thoughts; or are you keeping diplomatically silent? 😉

  • andrew says:

    Yes – silent as usual for diplomatic reasons. I have connections with people both at GAFCON and LAMBETH and my position with Church Mission Society is not really one in which I should be pushing my agenda on issues aside from mission.
    I did, however, consider attending GAFCON but thought that I, as a peon, nay, a micro-peon in the Anglican world, should just sit this one out and see what the big fish come up with.
    I hope that both groups will see an opportunity to recommit themselves afresh to Christ’s mission.

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