Mission is not a Zero-sum Game

By George Sumner There is quite the row in the Church of England at present over the ambitious proposal called “Myriad” for the launching of 10,000 churches by 2030. One can detect amidst the heated debate p... Read More...

On Doctrine: Seven Theses

By George Sumner “Doctrine,” which means “teaching,” has both more general and more technical senses. The former (general) refers to what a group believes at a particular time. The latter (technical) carr... Read More...

How Reformed Are We?

Anglicanism: A Reformed and Catholic Tradition By Gerald Bray Lexham Press, pp. 128. $23.99 Review by George Sumner To the considerable corpus of works proposing definitions of Anglicanism, Gerald Bray ... Read More...

Real Presences: A Thought Experiment

By George Sumner In his influential book The Household of God, Lesslie Newbigin understood the Church in a manner accommodated to the doctrine of the Trinity. The Church hearing and responding to the Word in... Read More...

Concerning Asymmetry

By George Sumner Churches perennially need to maintain boundaries and guardrails for the faith. From the time of the New Testament, with the threat of Gnosticism, there has been an awareness that some belief... Read More...

How We Understand Ourselves

By George Sumner As a member of the Communion Partners, I recognize and agree with recent essays by my friends Canon Jordan Hylden and Bishop Dan Martins. I mean this essay to be complementary to their refle... Read More...

Grammar of Faith: The New Adam

By George Sumner Strive to enter through the narrow gate. Sometimes history and culture come to cast a question in a different light. The late George Lindbeck, my Doktorvater, once commented that in the pre-m... Read More...