Skip to comments.In its search for 'relevance', the Anglican Church is losing relevanc
Posted on 11/25/2012 11:08:14 AM PST by ReformationFan
Being cruel to Anglicans is about as low as kicking a puppy. The Anglican Church does a lot of good for a lot of people and its presence in British public life forces debates about politics and social policy to be a bit more reflective than they would otherwise be. It is also capable of profound beauty. Village churches are arks of Englishness: neatly stacked Books of Common Prayer, hard wooden pews, a perfume of human breath and burning wax, a Union Jack hung above a shrine to the fallen. I pray that the Church of England is never disestablished, for I feel about these temples in the same way that I do public libraries. I never visit them, but it brings me comfort to know that they are there.
In the 21st century, what is the purpose of the village church? For much of the establishment of the Church of England, the answer seems to be "relevance" - they must earn their status in society by reflecting society's diversity of background and opinion. The great irony is that they want to make relevant something that is actually devalued by the attempt to make it relevant. God doesn't do "relevance." He just is - and, for most religious consumers, that's what makes him so appealing.
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It's already lost an 'e' at one end. Will the 'c' be next?
Just stick to preaching the Gospel of Jesus Christ. That is where the only relevance for any church exists.
Everything else and outside of the Gospel message is just worthless.
I believe the Anglicans denominationally stopped being relevent a few generations ago. There are a few Anglicans who still matter. Believe it or not they developed an Alpha course (Pastor Nicky Gumble from Holy Trinity Brompton) which is a very effective evangalism tool and very much true to God’s word... but it is one garden hose trying to put out a four alarm fire.