Why Be Anglican?

Rev. Cliff WarnerCliffNotes

Have you heard about the upcoming class on Anglicanism? Fr. Steve Pope is going to teach a short course on the history, worship and key features of Anglicanism beginning at the end of March.

Here are my top five reasons, in no particular order for being Anglican:
1. Because I am part of something bigger than myself. Anglicanism is global and historic; it stretches across both space and time.

2. Because Anglicanism has a robust track record of theological reflection, thinking the faith and engaging contemporary issues (William Wilberforce, C. S. Lewis, J. I. Packer, John Stott, N. T. Wright).

3. Because Anglicanism appreciates the role of beauty in worship and formation, paying close attention to the use of words, space and music.

4. Because Anglicanism observes a rhythm of life and worship, from framing our days with Morning and Evening Prayer, to the church calendar.

5. Because the liturgical format of worship is Christ-centered, scripture-saturated and shaped to bring me face to face with my desperate need and God’s glorious mercy, then brings me and all the saints to the Lord’s Table.

If you want to learn more, sign up now! The class will meet Sundays March 27-April 17 from 9:15-10:30am at the church office. Childcare is available in the church nursery at the TexFed if reserved in advance. Complete this form to register for the class.

By the way, it’s here! We are now starting a new small group with childcare for the North-Central part of Austin. It will meet at the church office beginning March 30 at 6:30pm. If you are interested please contact Jan Duncan.