What is Anglicanism?

Rev. Cliff WarnerCliffNotes

Check out this article written by one Christ Church-er about some other Christ Church-ers, recently published at Christianity Today online, as part of the magazine’s “This Is Our City” series on how Christians are impacting cities across our nation.

It’s here! We start a new class this Sunday that many of you have been asking for: “What is Anglicanism?” If you had no Anglican involvement, prior to Christ Church, you are like the majority of our parish. It’s not too late to register for the class (see details below) and learn about Anglican history, theology, spirituality and worship.

Here are my top five reasons, in no particular order for being Anglican:
1. Because I am part of deep and wide community. 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.

This course is open to anyone who simply wants to learn more about Anglicanism, but is required for those who wish to be confirmed. If you are interested in being confirmed please complete this form. To register for the course, please contact Peter.

Lastly, check out the latest Apostle, a newsletter of the Anglican Church in North America.

Peace,
Cliff