More of Why I am a Christian Who Happens to be Anglican

“Reformation Anglicanism is not a historical fetish.  Rather, we see in the English Reformation and the 39 Articles of Religion a clear, vibrant, and costly articulation of the saving power of the Gospel as proclaimed by our Lord Jesus and set forth in the Holy Scriptures.  In this time of global Anglican turmoil, Reformation Anglicanism acts as an anchor rooting us within faithful, historic, Gospel-centered Christianity.  It is the Gospel-centrality that exalts the glory of God, the grace of Jesus Christ, and the power of the Holy Spirit that we cherish above all else.  Reformation Anglicanism is simply a gracious reminder that Anglicans who cherish such things do not need to look beyond their own tradition to be resourced for mission both now and in the future.”

The preceding quote is from here.

Many who know yours truly wonder how in the world I could say with any true commitment and even coherence that I am an evangelical, reformed, apostolic, confessional, and yes, ecumenical, Anglo-catholic Christian practitioner. The Anglican Diocese of the Carolinas has produced this very apropos description of Restoration Anglicanism that seems to capture the description of the path many are trying to tread (including me).

I really don’t need to add anything  to this article on Reformation Anglicanism that would shed any further light to how I’m, by the grace of God, being an effective Christian person in, but not of, the world in the 21st century.

Well, now what do you think of a Christian whose disposition requires six adjectival modifiers?


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