Comments on: First ACNA archbishop strikes evangelical tone Religion, faith and ethics Sat, 23 Apr 2016 23:25:07 +0000 hourly 1 By: Chris Chian Wed, 01 Jul 2009 02:53:00 +0000 I look forward to an ACNA forming in my city. It’s either the endless praise hymns and drums of the evangelicals or the liberal mush of the other churches.

By: jd Fri, 26 Jun 2009 16:49:15 +0000 robroy: i’ve seen enough of this sort of thing in the presbyterian world to pose the following question: is acna’s beef with “too much” liberalism, or with liberalism? if the latter, then may god bless it; if the former, then it’s just another case of ecclesial planned obsolescence.

By: Michael Henry Fri, 26 Jun 2009 16:25:59 +0000 Archbishop Duncan “struck an evangelical cord” because fulfilling the Great Commission, and the Great Commandment, is the mandate of our Lord for His Church.

The ACNA is a living example of the move of God to bring together the sacramental, evengelical and charismatic “streams” of the church, long separated by human sin, into one great River of God” again. The ancient church simply saw this flowing together as being truly catholic.

These are exciting times to be a catholic Christian, and the ACNA is an excellent new/ancient church in which to serve as such.

By: robroy Thu, 25 Jun 2009 21:45:25 +0000 “He [ABp Duncan] talked about reaching the unchurched, relating the story of a recovering alcoholic whom he met on a plane and tried to introduce to Jesus. He also talked about the need to memorize scripture to live it.”

I grew up in the Episcopal church and loved it. The lawsuits and the liberal leadership forcing homosexuality on the parishes have caused massive decline in the past five years. We were considered the youngsters of our parish. My former church didn’t have enough kids for Sunday school, so we had to move on. About 50% of parishes now have 10 or less kids in it, so our experience is not unique.

ABp Duncan points to two damning characteristics of Episcopalians. Many are so ashamed of the gospel, they are afraid to share it. They make up excuses like not wanting to be seen as “overbearing”, etc. They light a candle and put a bushel on it.

Secondly, they are proudly ignorant of Scripture. I have heard time and again those Christians who hold Scriptures dear dismissed as “Bible thumpers.” This ignorance has allowed Episcopalians to be swayed by the most superficial and specious arguments.

The TEC is undergoing dizzying decline. Life (the ACNA) and death (the TEC) is set before you. Choose life.