The bible in the life of the Church (The authority of Scripture)
Revelation begins with God's self-revelation through Scripture, the life of Jesus Christ and the witness of the Holy Spirit.
Faith, for me, is rather simple and to be Anglican is to follow this understanding of God - to preach our way through the lectionary, to be united in prayer to the God who has revealed himself in Jesus Christ by the Holy Spirit and his word. God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Spirit. Our expression of this faith is reformed. The five marks of mission help us to join in with the missionary God revealed in the Scriptures.
To proclaim the Good News of the Kingdom
To teach, baptise and nurture new believers
To respond to human need by loving service
To seek to transform unjust structures of society
To strive to safeguard the integrity of creation and sustain and renew the life of the earth
(Bonds of Affection-1984 ACC-6 p49, Mission in a Broken World-1990 ACC-8 p101)
The Anglican Communion is having us ask big questions - What is Church? What is Mission? What is worship? It is not having us ask - who is God? This has been revealed, not fully ... yet ... we are in the 'inbetween times' but nevertheless God communicates through his word, the life of his Son and the Holy Spirit.
A survey has been produced so that the attention to and regard people have for scripture might be assessed... to some extent (ach! Surveys!)
Why not give it a go?
Ordained Anglican. Thinking out loud about church.