4 Board Hears Case against Bishop Lawrence
By Douglas LeBlanc
The Rt. Rev. Mark J. Lawrence, Bishop of South Carolina, is being investigated on accusations of abandoning the Episcopal Church, and his diocese has released a 63-page document of the evidence brought against him.
8 Making Evangelism Real in Southern Africa
By Martin Breytenbach
Ever since Growing the Church began as a program of the Anglican Church of Southern Africa I have seen God at work in exciting ways. It began for me in 2004 when Archbishop Njongonkulu Ndungane asked that I take on GtC as a new portfolio of the Synod of Bishops. He said to me, “We need to encourage primary evangelism, church growth and mission.”
Our Unity in Christ:
In Support of the Anglican Covenant
22 From Autonomy to Communion
By Titre Andes Georges
If we are God’s people in mission, we must live together and get our own house in order. The Anglican Covenant does this and enables the churches of the Anglican Communion to pass on, faithfully and reflectively, the faith once delivered to the saints.
11 The Sacrifice of Africa by Emmanuel Katongole
Review by Joseph D. Galgalo
12 The Word in Small Boats by Oliver O’Donovan
Review by Michael Poon
13 The Jesus Way
16 Going Global with God
17 The Book of Pastoral Rule
18 Abandonment to Divine Providence
18 Spiritual Counsel in the Anglican Tradition
24 Rehearsing Discord in Canterbury
By Bryan D. Spinks
This year’s meeting of the International Anglican Liturgical Consultation, like previous consultations, would probably have soon passed into oblivion, but for a presentation on same-sex blessing rites by a delegation from the Episcopal Church’s Standing Commission on Liturgy and Music.
26 Clashing Absolutes
By Philip W. Turner
That the House of Bishops has taken decisive action before a report of its own committee was available is a certain indication that theology was not the determining factor in the bishops’ decision. It is hard to avoid the conclusion that liberal social opinion had its way before the theological debate to which the papers call the Church could even be considered.
28 Sunday’s Readings
30 People & Places