I wanted to plug the Bruderhof communities. If I wasn’t an Anglican I think I’d be strongly tempted to join a community like this. In fact, I could see myself in a community like this as an Anglican–it has a strong draw for me–but perhaps thats just the naivete of youth.
This draw is probably why I like Stanley Hauerwas’ writings so much–he’s a Methodist (as my NT Prof. says, “a sort of Anglican”–and he does attend an Episcopal Church now) who’s drawn much from the mennonites. Maybe my interest in both comes from the same place. I’m just a sectarian at heart. :-p
Check them out, I check in frequently:
The Bruderhof is a network of faith-based communities that began in Europe in the aftermath of World War I and now has branches in New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, England, Germany, and Australia.
Update: since this post was written, the Bruderhof have decided to stop updating their web sites etc… as being outside their vision for their community.
by JOHN INNES
THE Archbishop of York has warned the Anglican Church is on the brink of “implosion” over the issues of homosexual clergy and women bishops. Dr David Hope said the Church of Englands “fundamental Christian message” was in danger of being lost. Dr Hope, 64, who is about to retire from the Churchs second most important post, said: “What I do worry about is whether or not by concentrating all our hopes and energies on these two particular issues, we are imploding on ourselves.” His comments were made following a meeting of more than 50 bishops called to discuss the crisis in the Church over the issues. Dr Hope said the infighting deterred both young and old people and there was a need for the Church to “turn ourselves outwards”.
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In celebration of our recently concluded overview of Revelation in New Testament, I thought I’d post something from McKendree Robbins Long.
Bill Atwood offers some Reflections
posted by Kendall at Titusonenine
For the first time in history, there is a gathering for all the Anglican Bishops in Africa. It is an amazing event. Such a gathering would not be possible in ECUSA. Not because there is a shortage of bishops in the West, but because there is not theological agreement with the church of history or with each other. It is remarkable, with all of the richness of the various perspectives of the various provinces in Africa, it is clear that the same faith is shared. It is also abundantly clear that this is NOT the faith of ECUSA. Every liturgy has exalted Jesus Christ as redeemer and Lord. Every speaker has referred to the Gospel of forgiveness and redemption. Every report has turned attention to Jesus Christ as Lord. It is not just that there is disagreement with the agenda of ECUSA. It is obvious that ECUSA is living in a different spiritual universe. The great gulf that exists does not have to be the focus of all the conversations. It becomes obvious as the vital presentations focus on perspectives that would simply not be found in most of ECUSA. Here at this conference it is clear that the Bible is true and Jesus Christ is Lord of all.