What is Anglicanism?

This Anglican think tank blog presents articles and conversations addressing what it means to be Anglican. At the core, Anglicanism is Trinitarian Christianity. And, Anglicanism can be described by How we Study, How we Worship, and How we Grow. Thus, "ATLAS" concerns Theology, Liturgy, and Spiritual formation.
Britian has some of the earliest evidence of Christian art. This 4th century lead tank from Suffolk includes the ancient Chi-Rho and Alpha-Omega symbols. It was probably designed to hold water at a church. The grounds also included a cemetery, which may explain the reverse order Omega-Alpha.

Thursday, November 29, 2012

Saturday, November 17, 2012, the Dean of the Center for Anglican Theology, the Rev. Dr. Susan Bubbers, talks with former Archbishop of Canterbury, Lord George Carey, at the Society for Biblical Literature Conference.  The Conference meets annually, this year in Chicago, with an average attendance of 12,000 biblical scholars.  The session pictured here was hosted by the Society for the study of Anglicanism.  The Dean is wearing the ATLAS Center logo, now available for order in men's shirts, women's shirts, caps, and tote bags.

The day prior, Dean Bubbers had presented a response to a paper at a session hosted by the Institute for Biblical Research.  The following day, a group went to the University of Chicago to view ancient artifacts including a papyrus from 4th century Egypt, Greek manuscript, Psalm 33.

Friday, August 17, 2012

Fr. William DeArteaga writes about the history of Charismatic ministry

Inner healing continues to be a topic of interest in Anglican circles today.  Fr. DeArteaga wrote an article back in 1993 about the beginnings of the Order of St. Luke.  These encouraging and insightful 15 pages help us recall some of the roots of this important area of ministry.  https://dl.dropbox.com/u/10238178/DeArteagaOSLarticle.pdf
He also wrote an informative article entitled, "Agnes Sanford: Apostle of Healing, and First Theologian of the Charismatic Renewal." 

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Bishop Wright's 5 minute video regarding women in ministry

Bishop NT Wright presents clear and succint comments in this 5 minute YouTube clip.  He advocates for the full participation of women in the life of the Church.  He explains that this is the biblical view, and to make an argument to limit women's ministry one would have to appeal not to Scripture first, but to another source of authority.

Briefly, he explains that Junia (Romans 16:7) was a female apostle.  1 Corinthians 11 describes how women are to present themselves as women, and not try to appear as men, when they pray and prophecy in public.  And, in John 20 the first person commissioned to preach the gospel was a woman, Mary Magdelene.

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Women Ordained from the earliest centuries and into the Middle Ages, and Further Exegesis

The Rev. Canon Susan Skillen has written a concise and informative article outlining two books relevant to women's ordination.  It is well worth the few minutes it takes to read it, and it will make you want to delve deeper into the larger studies.   http://dl.dropbox.com/u/10238178/SusanSkillenBookReviews.pdf

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Formational Prayer Resource by the Rev. V. Balius

The Rev. Balius is finishing the DMin degree through Ashland Theological Seminary, and this is part of the final project.  It is a resource for pastors, for those who offer healing prayers for others, for those who offer spiritual direction to others, and for all who seek to press on in their life in Christ.  Its primary focus is how you can deepen your union with God and experience His love and presence more fully.  Feel free to use short excerpts with proper citation. To duplicate larger sections or the entire resource, contact the author for permission.