Pleased to share my recent article from Anglican Pastor on the what Anglicans think about pastors and priests. Here is a section:
A bishop is priest among priests. He is a priest with a particular vocation to be a pastor of pastors. God knows that bishops in all the churches over the centuries have often failed in this office. But what we aspire to is something unreachable more often than not, but in the aspiration itself there is grace and failure and mercy and sin—all at once.
The bishop is first and foremost a priest, and only then a bishop. The bishop has authority for confirmation, ordination, and discipline.
Read it all here, download the PDF here, or read it in Spanish here.
I am pleased to share the publication of Common Prayer: Reflections on Episcopal Worship (Cascade, 2019). The book was edited by Joseph Pagano and Amy Richter and the foreword is by Stanley Hauerwas.
In this book authors from around the world explore the personal and communal significance of Episcopal-Anglican worship and liturgy. Check out the various authors and their chapters.
A few weeks ago I was asked to write on whether Anglicans value mission as much as evangelical Christians. That article was published today. Here is an excerpt:
Matter matters. Anglicanism is firm—in all its traditions—on this point. God made stuff, and it was good. God in his sovereign election has elected certain primordial pan-cultural things to operate as portals of his own saving presence and activity.
These things are humble: wine, bread, water, hands, man-and-woman, oil. All of this flows from and to the proclamation of the resurrection of all flesh. We don’t become angels. After our death our souls long to be reunited with our bodies in the new creation.
Anglican mission is not ashamed of this. Indeed, it is a great strength because the fundamental sacramental principal—that matter matters—is deeply ingrained in every human. Though yes, some of us in the West have somehow managed to deceive ourselves and believe the contrary.
The sacrament is the symbol that effectuates what it means; God binds himself to the sacraments, though he is not bound by them.
Read the entire article at Anglican Pastor. And also check out my previous video interview at that website from 2017.
Aquí está el audio de una charla que di en la Catedral del Redentor en Madrid el 14 de Marzo, 2019.
¿Qué es la Comunión Anglicana?
Originalmente publicada en inglés en el blog de New Wineskins, aquí está la versión en español en La Luz: Pensamiento Anglicano.
A few pictures from the Anglican Cathedral in Seoul…