Greg Jones (of The Anglican Centrist) has written a response to a number of criticisms he’s received for his posted thoughts on the New York meeting of American bishops and the coming meeting at Camp Allen hosted by Bishop Wimberly:
“A couple of fellow Centrists have taken me to task with my previous postings — especially about the Camp Allen meeting next week in Texas.”
…Generally, my sense of ‘Anglican Centrism,’ is a communal definition not a propositional one. In other words, I still hold to the definition of church that I get in the Bible. We are a body of persons who call Jesus Christ Lord — we worship Him, in the power of the Holy Spirit, and we love one another and the world we are called to serve. That’s what defines us – the community of the baptised in Christ Jesus. Just like the Book of Common Prayer ’79 says. I stick to the Quadrilateral as far as minimum propositions go. I think theological teachings are nifty — and necessary — but even more necessary and even more nifty and even more eternal is Christ.
I’ve always liked Fr. Jones’ thinking on these sorts of matters – and I especially liked his point above. The Church’s focus really needs to be on Jesus. I worry that of late there’s been so much focus on the role of the means by which we encounter Jesus that we’re in danger of losing the forest for the trees – and focusing on messengers rather than on the message.
Read the rest here: Anglican Centrist Defends Himself