Thursday, March 31, 2011
Anglicans in Brazil
It is my great pleasure to announce the launching of new website, Anglicans in Brazil.
More than ever, we need to renew our vision of what it means to be an Anglican. My conviction is that not only is being reformed the most authentic way of being Anglican – we’ve been saying that for years – but also that being Anglican is the best way of being Christian.
Firstly, because the Anglican formularies (the 39 Articles, the Prayer-Book and the Homilies) subject themselves at every turn to the authority of scripture. Though they provide an extraordinarily rich theological foundation, they also offer themselves to be tested against a scriptural norm.
Second, because Anglicanism has a great sense of what is of primary and what is of secondary importance. Other Protestant denominations have a tendency to make secondary issues – like the manner of baptism or church discipline or church government – a primary distinguishing mark. And they endlessly divide because of it. The Anglican formularies commit us to important things – and allow us freedom under Scripture on the secondaries. What a blessing!
Third, Anglicanism is a great mission strategy. From the beginning, Cranmer and the others knew that they were in a battle for hearts – hearts, like Catherine Parr’s, that needed conversion. Today, the opportunities opening up for mission because of our Anglican networks – in Brazil and elsewhere – are extraordinary.
To visit the Anglicans in Brazil website, click here.
Posted by Robin G. Jordan at 1:12 PM