Commentary

Scripture, theology, ministry, mission.

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Relearning the gospel

Stanley Hauerwas, the man whom Time once called “America’s Best Theologian” said, “The future of the church is not found in things like this; the future is doing the same thing Sunday after Sunday.”
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The web’s ruinous structure

With so much data and so many voices, we each have knowledge formerly hard-won by decades of specialization. With some new fact or temptation perpetually beckoning, we may be the superficial avatars of an A.D.D. culture.
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An Augustinian grammar

As Augustine so famously asserted in Sermon 52, if you think you’ve understood something, whatever it is, it’s not God. The maxim might also be applied to Augustine himself.
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A guide to the Covenant

Fulcrum has consistently supported the covenant but is aware that there is little accessible material explaining it. We have therefore produced this short briefing paper which answers some common questions and provides ten reasons to support the Covenant.

Rebooting Anglican communication

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).
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Covenant FAQs

At a time when Anglicans are disagreeing, we need to be reminded of what holds us together and what we think is important — including Christian mission.
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The Anglican Covenant

The Anglican Covenant, centering on mutual commitment, is intended to secure the future of the Communion as one body. The Covenant is the only credible proposal that I am aware of to help hold this family of churches together.
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‘Forceful’ fictions

Bishop Peter Selby, a member of the No Anglican Covenant Coalition, offered a paper that contained not only sloppy logic but also a rather curious mis-citation of the Covenant text.