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  1. Michael says:

    “The Anglican Church in North America is pleased to announce the release of To Be a Christian: An Anglican Catechism produced by the provincial Catechesis Task force.

    Led by the Rev. Dr J.I. Packer, the Task Force has developed a unique and powerful resource for helping inquirers come to an understanding of the Christian faith, and for helping disciples deepen their relationship with God. Written in a “Question and Answer” format, this Catechism, in the words of Packer, “is designed as a resource manual for the renewal of Anglican catechetical practice. It presents the essential building blocks of classic catechetical instruction: the Apostles’ Creed, the Lord’s Prayer, and the Ten Commandments (the Decalogue). To these is added an initial section especially intended for those with no prior knowledge of the Gospel; as such, this catechism attempts to be a missional means by which God may bring about both conversion to Christ and formation in Christ.”

  2. EricL says:

    Nicely phrased and succinct, but isn’t the ACNA a small group among the larger Anglican/ Episcopal community? Would the larger groups be in agreement with these statements, especially the Episcopal Church?

  3. Michael says:

    EricL,

    This is the breakaway group that formed after the gay ordination issue split the Anglicans.
    This is who Packer is affiliated with, thus these are the true Anglicans. 🙂

  4. I don’t want to start anything – so I just say this in a joking way.

    Isn’t it funny that the true Anglicans are the ones who did not dialogue – but booted the homosexuals to the curb? 🙂

  5. Michael says:

    MLD,

    No, you want to start something and you rejoice even more if it might look like my revered Dr. Packer and I are on different sides of an issue.
    We’re not….and in reality there was much dialog and every attempt to explain the position he took with clarity, but also with love.
    He didn’t compromise and it cost him…but the way he did it was the way I want to do things as well.

  6. I was actually joking, really, but… when you say much dialogue (because i have a meaning of dialogue) that there was on the table from Packer’s side a possibility of allowing in the homosexual agenda if a good enough case could be made?

    I don’t think so – I think the dialogue must have been a repetitive No – No – No – No – No – No – from the Packer group.

  7. Michael says:

    MLD,

    You are clueless in this matter…and I refuse to engage you anymore.

  8. Well Packer called the Anglican bishops heretics for their acceptance of homosexuality – so I have a feeling (and remember, this is coming from a clueless person) that there was no chance, zero, nada that he was going to have discussion with LGBT groups about entering his new Anglican wing.

    But you are right, we don’t need to engage.

  9. Michael says:

    Packer was right.
    The difference is between how he expressed it.
    He did so with humility, grace, love, and as a Gospel issue.

  10. You are right – I need to spend more time reading Packer as I have never been able to develop the fine are of calling the bishops heretics with humility, grace, love, and as a Gospel issue. 🙂

  11. Nonnie says:

    “Packer was right.
    The difference is between how he expressed it.
    He did so with humility, grace, love, and as a Gospel issue.”

    Excellent!

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