Tuesday, January 04, 2011

Western Protestants Need to Remember their African Heritage

Mouneer H. Anis (Anglican Primate of Egypt and North Africa) has written a good article on Anglicans and Global Mission. He writes:

"The main focus of our reformed churches was directed towards the study of the Scriptures, mission and evangelism. As a result many generations emerged that are grounded and rooted in the apostolic teaching as written in the Scripture, but that are disassociated from the apostolic traditions which form the context in which the Scriptures were written and lived out."

It's a good read about how having a faith rooted in the apostolic and catholic tradition will naturally lend itself to seeking deeper communion with the more traditional (i.e., older) churches.

The genius of Anglicanism is striving to uphold the Reformation principles while remaining faithful to the Great Tradition of the Church.