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Tuesday, April 29, 2008

From Christian Today: 'J.I. Packer, one of the world's most renowned evangelical theologians, has left the Anglican Church of Canada, citing 'poisonous liberalism' in the church body. Packer, 81, who was named one of the 25 most influential evangelicals in the world by Time magazine in 2005, quit the Canadian arm of the global Anglican Communion with 10 other BC Anglican clergy last week, he said, according to The Vancouver Sun. They joined the more conservative and orthodox Province of the Southern Cone in South America. The Oxford-trained theologian said he can no longer serve under Vancouver-area Bishop Michael Ingham, arguing that he 'appears heretical'. Ingham sanctioned same-sex blessings in 2002 in the British Columbia Diocese of New Westminster, sparking international uproar.'
Being an Anglican and former Methodist, I will e writing on this issue at a later time but we need to open the dialogue to work throug these issues that now face the church instead of leaving. I am a strong eliever that as Christians we all have far more in common that not and we should pray for resolution instead division....

1 comment:

James Atticus Bowden said...

I read J I Packer's Knowing God in 1994 at the perfect time for me in my spiritual growth. Incredible book based on the Bible chapter and verse. With that Biblical basis it isn't surprising that Packer would leave a church that preaches apostasy and is filled with ministers who are apostates.