A “Continuing” Anglican Congregation: St George’s Church, Las Vegas, 22 August 2010, 12th Sunday after Trinity

Miller, Duane Alexander. 2011. ‘A “Continuing” Anglican Congregation: St George’s Church, Las Vegas, 22 August 2010, 12th Sunday after Trinity’ in Anglican and Episcopal History. March.


The visitor departs with a sense that this is a congregation where liturgy and ecclesiology will appeal to traditional Anglo-Catholics, and where the emphasis on personal bible reading, outreach, church planting, and mission will appeal to evangelicals. And it is these positive values, not any sense of alienation from the Episcopal Church, that give St. George’s its Christian identity. The visitor hears no echoes at all of the denunciations in the Affirmation of St. Louis. It is as if the APCK, like the Methodist Church, has only the palest memory of its controversial origins. Indeed, the visitor discovers that many, perhaps the majority, at St. George’s have never belonged to an Episcopal church, and he finds that no one at St. George’s speaks to him about the Episcopal Church unless asked. If the visitor had ever suspected that continuing Anglicans might be bitter, aging ex-Episcopalians, his experience at St. George’s would persuade him entirely otherwise.

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Author: duanemiller

I was born in Montana and grew up in Colorado and Puebla (in Mexico). I completed a BA in philosophy at the University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA) and then an MA in theology at St Mary's University (also in San Antonio). Later life took me to Jordan where my wife and I studied Arabic, to Israel where I helped found a seminary, and to Scotland for doctoral work, among other places. I live in Madrid now where I teach and minister. I'm highly interested in the interactions of Islam, Christianity and secularism in modern contexts. My main areas of research for my PhD in divinity were religious conversion from Islam to Christianity, contextual theology, and the shari'a's treatment of apostates. I've also published research on global Anglicanism and the history of Anglican mission in the Ottoman Empire. I've had the pleasure of teaching in many places over the years: from Costa Rica to Turkey, and Kenya to Tunisia. I am associate professor at the Protestant Faculty of Theology at Madrid (UEBE) and priest at the Anglican Cathedral of the Redeemer in Madrid, Spain. Visit my blog (duanemiller.wordpress.com) or academia.edu page for more information.

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