The 2011 Mere Anglicanism conference this year is held in thanksgiving for the faithful witness of Bishop C. FitzSimons Allison to the Word of God’s Grace. It will be held at St. Phillips Church in Charleston S.C. January 20-23. Some of Mockingbird’s favorite theologians will be speaking at the conference.
This is one of my favorite quotes from Bishop Allison:
“A sergeant told a grim joke to his trainees during the Second World War, which shows the real flaw in the Pharisaic understanding of Christianity. A man stopped on a dirt road to help get another man’s car our…
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An excerpt from the introduction to the Bishop’s excellent new book, available now from Wipf and Stock.
Jesus’s warning to his closest followers concerning these two cancers [that of the Sadducees and that of the Pharisees] is the simplicity that explains enormous complexities. His teaching helps us to see with a clearer vision and then begin to receive, hear, and appropriate the love that these cancers have obscured and forced out of our vision. Today’s Sadducee is characterized by a low view of God, an unconcern with heaven or hell, and a commitment to self-esteem at the expense of transformation, salvation…
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