Thursday, April 28, 2005

Episcopal Church: Modern Sect? - Christianity Today

"The Episcopal Church hangs by a thread in terms of its relationship with the Anglican communion," ... "If that thread breaks, the Episcopal Church will essentially become a modern sect." - Rev. Canon David H. Roseberry, rector of Christ Church Episcopal in Plano, Texas, speaking to Kentucky chapter of the American Anglican Council.

There's nothing necessarily negative about being a sect is it? Generally, sects are full of life and mission.

There's nothing necessarily negative about being modern is there? As long as inquiry and reason and human agency are inherent to bringing about the kingdom (no doubt, they are necessary though not sufficient) then progress can be a good thing.

The Christianity Today article concludes:
The mission of ACC-KY is to "restore Kentucky Anglicans to full participation in the Anglican Communion."
I suppose there could well come a time when the Episcopal Church USA is not recognized by the world wide Anglican Communion. Presumably, when that time comes, some other denomination in the US would become the Anglican Communion's representative here the US. For that to happen at least of the several Anglican sects which exist in the US today would have to coalesce into a denomination.

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