An Editorial Update - 26th February 2008

Archbishop Peter Akinola with Archbishop John Chew in a recent photo at a Dubai meeting

In spite of their busy travelling schedules, both Archbishop John Chew (Southeast Asia) and Archbishop Peter Akinola (Nigeria) found time to communicate in the way they knew best - face to face. They met up in Dubai recently (see photo). Given the recent tensions and reports in the media about Gafcon, Global South and Lambeth or Communion-wide issues, both these brothers in ministry met to renew again their commitment to each other, Global South work and our beloved Church. It is a friendship that has grown through the years, with extra effort often taken to support and honour each other’s ministry. We continue to pray that such friendships and two-way conversations will continue to happen between Primates as the mind of the Lord is sought on many issues facing us today.

The Synod of the Province of Southeast Asia will be meeting this week and we hope to hear some news which can encourage Anglicans in many areas of our Communion. 

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  1. David MacGregor Says:

    I was close to tears when I saw this picture. With men like this, a new Anglican Communion is possible.
    Thank you

  2. Bishop Ijaz Inayat Says:

    Dear brother,

    Please substitute “new” with “true” so as to read, “a true Anglican Communion.”

    I hope the “true” Anglicans will agree with me.

  3. Alice C. Linsley Says:

    Yes, you might know something about marginalization, #3. Marginalization is a political tactic used by those who already have gained sufficient control to be able to marginalize those who don’t agree with them. For example, gay activists have used marginalization successfully in many U.S. states to silence opponents of gay marriage bills. Marginalization takes many forms, but one of the most common is to misrepresent your opponent as small-minded and backwards. I see that you have mastered this tactic.

  4. Alice C. Linsley Says:

    A photo that warms my heart! It is good when brothers dwell together in peace. May God continue to bless and sustain both of these faithful Primates.

  5. Bishop Ijaz Inayat Says:

    Dear sister, yes, I know Jesus said long time ago and it is written, “a few shall walk the narrow road” and those who do, will have the same faith to share, which will make them more than brothers and sisters.

    Those who have lost everything (and are willing to sacrifice everything for the Lord) and have Jesus, know they have more than that, which everybody else has in the world.

    Their joy is beyond imagination for sure.

  6. Gerry OBrien Says:

    Caleb St. John: 

    Wow!  What harsh words from you this morning.  I have a feeling that another wolf in sheeps clothing just appeared on this GSA Blog.

    Will pray for you that you eventually will be led to reverse your statement.

    Gerry O’Brien, Newfoundland, Canada

  7. Gerry OBrien Says:

    Mr. St. John ~

    You will be kept in my prayers and I shall pray that you will one day Bow down on your knees and have your tongue confess that these things you have said this day on this blog are false teachings and that you will repent. 
    I will truly keep you in my prayers, as I am sure so many others on this site and around the world will do.

  8. Gerry OBrien Says:

    Here is an item from Virtueonline today.  This is what the wolves in Sheeps clothing are doing to good Christian Men.

    “VANCOUVER: J.I. Packer threatened with suspension

    by Michael Daley
    February 28, 2008

    As evidence of the escalating crisis in the global Anglican Communion, today one of the of the world’s most esteemed Christian theologians, Dr. J.I. Packer, received a letter threatening suspension from ministry by the controversial Bishop of New Westminster, Michael Ingham.

    Bishop Ingham accused Dr. Packer, hailed by Time Magazine as the “doctrinal Solomon” of Christian thinkers, “to have abandoned the exercise of ministry” after the church where he is a member voted to separate from the diocese and join the Anglican Province of the Southern Cone under the oversight of Anglican Archbishop Gregory Venables. Dr. Packer, who was ordained in the Church of England, is the author of the Christian classic, “Knowing God,” and joined Billy Graham and Richard John Neuhaus as one of Time Magazine’s 25 most influential evangelicals in 2005.

    Dr. Packer, who received his theological education at Wycliffe Hall, Oxford, was ordained a deacon (1952) and priest (1953) in the Church of England. He was Assistant Curate of Harborne Heath in Birmingham 1952-54 and Lecturer at Tyndale Hall, Bristol 1955-61. He was Librarian of Latimer House, Oxford 1961-62 and Principal 1962-69. In 1970 he became Principal of Tyndale Hall, Bristol, and from 1971 until 1979 he was Associate Prinicipal of Trinity College, Bristol. In addition to his published works, he has served as general editor for the English Standard Version of the Bible. He currently serves as the Board of Governors’ Professor of Theology at Regent College in Vancouver, British Columbia.

    He will be 82 in July.”

    This only shows the arrogance of bsp Ingham and the arrogance of the liberal/revisionist “modern” day christians that are speaking out against solid Men of God like J.I. Packer+, ++Peter Akinola and ++John Chew.