Our Unity in Christ Series

Cranmer's Elegance and the Wondrous Exchange

  • Sunday, December 18, 2011

By Brian Crowe
At the heart of the patristic witness is the “wondrous exchange” (admirabile commercium) — the Eternal Son becomes human so that human beings can become sons and daughter of the Father.

Covenants and Fragments

  • Friday, December 16, 2011

By Ephraim Radner
The recently disclosed rupture in the relationship of the Rwandan House of Bishops and bishops of the Anglican Mission in the Americas, although hardly yet resolved or completely transparent, illumines at least a couple of key elements about ecclesial existence, especially among Anglicans.

Rebooting Anglican Communication

  • Sunday, November 20, 2011

By Michael Poon
Accountability and interdependence express our communal life: “one body, one Spirit, one hope, one Lord, one faith, one baptism, one God and Father” (Eph. 4:4-6).

From Autonomy to Communion

  • Sunday, October 23, 2011

By Titre Ande Georges
We need the right balance between the “one” and the “many.”

Greeting the Saints

  • Friday, September 23, 2011

By Victoria Matthews
What would happen if the provinces of the Communion were equally dedicated to being in relationship one with another, no matter what?

The Anglican Communion: A Brief History Lesson

  • Monday, September 12, 2011

By Robert W. Prichard
To find the beginnings of the Anglican Communion, one has to fast forward to 1838 and the efforts of two bishops who were desirous of a closer relationship between the Church of England and the Episcopal Church.

Relationship, Definition, Accountability

  • Friday, August 26, 2011

By Nathaniel W. Pierce
At its simplest level the concept of “covenant” includes three characteristics: relationship, definition, and accountability.

A Covenant of Consideration

  • Friday, August 5, 2011

By John C. Bauerschmidt
Gathering is not simply a practical necessity for Christians: it is our vocation.

Make Peace, not Schism

  • Friday, July 22, 2011

By Michael Cover
"You shall not make schism, but make peace among those who are fighting" (Didache 4.3).

Choosing Mutuality

  • Friday, July 1, 2011

By Alyson Barnett-Cowan
While it is true that the Communion’s language of “Covenant” was first used in The Windsor Report of 2004, the idea of having a comprehensive, coherent, agreed-upon understanding of how the Anglican family works has been around for a long time.