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Is the lack of "central leadership/authority" a weakness?

Discussion in 'Scripture,Tradition,Reason-Anglican & Old Catholic' started by VincentIII, Nov 14, 2021.

  1. Shane R

    Shane R Priest Supporter

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    Gavin Ashenden irritates me. The guy was a bishop on the down-low for a couple of years until someone outed him. All the time having some role within the Church of England while being a bishop of the Christian Episcopal Church. All together, he was a bishop for 3 1/2 or 4 years and never built so much as a parish to my knowledge, much less a legitimate missionary diocese. Then after Michael Nazir-Ali converted, Ashenden was going around talking about how he had assisted a couple dozen people into converting into the Roman Catholic Church. Where was all that energy when he was a missionary bishop?
     
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  2. DeFyYing

    DeFyYing New Member

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    This exact question is what I think about the most when deciding between Anglicanism and Lutheranism. I appreciate that the Lutherans have a clearly defined theology, something that they can stand on and teach. But I struggle with the biblical-yet-unreasonable soteriology system within Lutheranism. I think one of the strengths of Anglicanism is that you can take the best parts of various traditions and integrate them together. I still very much am in agreement with the Book of Concord so I will probably stay Lutheran, but I appreciate the Anglican tradition's flexibility :D
     
  3. Arcangl86

    Arcangl86 Newbie

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    I opengly call myself an Lutherpalian or Evangelical AngloCatholic.
     
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