Episode 11

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29th Oct 2023

Why Christians Should Care About Anglicanism | Ep. #11

In this episode, we discuss the state of the Anglican Church, the GAFCON Kigali Statement, the start of the Catholic "Synod on Synodality", and divisions in the SBC over women pastors. We also answer the questions: Why should Christians care about these issues, and how can we have peace during religious turmoil?

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00:00 – Introduction

01:48 – What is GAFCON?

05:00 – The structure of Anglicanism

09:00 – GAFCON Kigali rejects the Archbishop of Canterbury

11:00 – Anglicanism in the Majority World

14:00 – Why GAFCON rejected Archbishop Welby

15:30 – Why Christians should care about Anglicanism

17:50 – Reviewing the GAFCON statement

20:50 – Gender and sexuality issues are clear in the Bible

22:30 – Relationship of Scripture, Tradition, and Reason in Anglicanism

25:00 – Where the GAFCON statement is incomplete

27:00 – Why Holy Communion is an independent Anglican Church

28:00 – Hans Boersma’s critique of GAFCON Kigali

30:20 – The marital act must be open to life

32:20 – Humana Vitae was prophetic

35:20 – Controversy in the SBC over female pastors

38:00 – Responding to Rick Warren and Albert Mohler

39:00 – Ontological and Headship arguments against female pastors

41:00 – Gender and sexuality issues have overwhelmed the culture

42:40 – The fallout from SBC division

44:40 – The Catholic “Synod on Synodality”

47:40 – Hypocrisy in the Vatican

50:00 – German Catholic churches fueling the sexuality issue

54:00 – “Synodality without Spirit”

59:00 – Potential fallout from the Catholic Synod

01:02:00 – How to avoid despair, complaining about the Church

01:05:00 – Our first allegiance is to Christ alone

01:08:00 – Christianity requires personal sacrifice

01:09:40 – Reasons for hope

01:13:00 - Conclusion

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The Rev. Nathan Stomberg

The Rev. Nathan Stomberg is the Rector and President of Holy Communion Anglican Church in East Greenwich, RI. Nathan is a loving husband to his wife, holds a BS in Biomedical Engineering from Worcester Polytechnic Institute, works full-time as a Project Manager, is an avid distance runner, and enjoys writing about current events through the lens of a Christian worldview.