Thursday, February 04, 2016
Toward the Renewal of Biblical Anglicanism in North America: An Independent Renewal Movement
By Robin G. Jordan
A second important way of promoting the renewal of biblical Anglicanism in North America is to form an independent renewal movement—a movement that is not attached to one particular jurisdiction but operates independently. This will enable the movement to work as leaven in a number of jurisdictions. It will also reduce if not eliminate the barriers that the movement faces arising from its association in people’s minds with that jurisdiction.
The present North American branch of the Global Fellowship of Confessing Anglicans functions as an auxiliary to the Anglican Church in North America. It is subservient to the ACNA and is not free to pursue its own agenda. Its relationship with the ACNA has effectively emasculated it as an agent of renewal.
All of the other branches of the GFCA are, to my knowledge, independent organizations.
Posted by Robin G. Jordan at 12:51 PM
Thanks to the web-site of ‘Anglican Curmudgeon’ in the United States for his surprising link to this article, that announces an eruption of dissention in the biblical- evangelical-conservative world of quasi-Anglican schismatic activity in North America: Here is an impending sign of further splitting between ACNA and GAFCA:
“The present North American branch of the Global Fellowship of Confessing Anglicans functions as an auxiliary to the Anglican Church in North America. It is subservient to the ACNA and is not free to pursue its own agenda. Its relationship with the ACNA has effectively emasculated it as an agent of renewal.”
This must be quite an embarrassment for schismatic ex-Anglicans in North America – especially when a fairly recent meeting, in Sydney, of GAFCON affiliates in GAFCA (Confessing Anglicans) seemed to be cozying up to the newly-appointed GAFCON/ACNA Leader in North America, Archbishop Foley Beach.
Fresh from his foray into the hierarchical world of the Anglican Primates’ Meeting in Canterbury, England; Mr Beach must be at least marginally unhappy about this expression on dissatisfaction with the status quo in ACNA’s control of GAFCA’s mission outreach in North America. The trouble of course is that schism only begets further schism, and ACNA will need all the support it can get from the GAFCON Primates to keep this genie in the bottle.
Father Ron Smith, Christchurch, New Zealand