Thursday, October 22, 2015

Quote of the Week - George Sumner

"In a time of strained relations (to say the least) with the Anglican Global South, what if Episcopalians could recognize that their more conservative colleagues are preserving something for the whole, and for the future? What if they are preserving a fragile bridge on behalf of the entire church? Isn’t this the positive meaning of remnant? Those with power need to see the minority as able to accomplish something that the majority cannot. Such a realization is usually salutary for the powerful." -- George Sumner, Bishop-Elect of the Episcopal Diocese of Dallas (From here.)


George Patsourakos said...

Episcopalians in the United States have the right to break away from traditional church doctrine (for example, accepting women clergy, gay clergy, etc.) in order to "modernize" the Episcopal Church.

On the other hand, Southern Baptists -- and other Protestant denominations -- have the right to retain traditional church doctrine to the present day.

One denomination must not be critical of another. In other words, live and let live!

Alice C. Linsley said...

I disagree with you, George. The Episcopal Church and the Anglican Church of Canada have through their actions revealed that they totally disregard the unity of the Anglican Communion, the authority of Holy Scripture, and the authority of Holy Tradition. They are schismatic. Further, the Anglican Primates of Global South and the Primates and bishops of the Anglican Church in North America and The Anglican Catholic Church represent true Anglicanism.