I like being Anglican

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12/4/2000 8:47 PM
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Here's a chance to focus on the good stuff and tell others why you like your religion. What makes you happy about belonging to it? What fond memories or present-day experiences have enriched your life? Accentuate the positive and tell us "why I like being an Anglican"!

12/4/2000 9:32 PM
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(And don't forget to visit our Anglican/Episcopal board!)

12/5/2000 8:20 AM
3 out of 15

I love being an Anglican / Episcopalian. We are both biblical and sacramental. Our Book Of Common Prayer in it's many national versions throughout the world is full of Holy Scripture and yet we are not fundementalists. We are a church that struggles with the issues that divide other Christians and people of faith. Some times this struggle looks very messy to those outside our communion and they may even judge us as weak in our upholding of Holy Scripture. All Anglican no matter their category be it liberal, conservative, evangelical, catholic etc. know there will always be ambiguities in our lives as Christians. For most Anglicans our rich liturgical life embodied in the Book Of Common Prayer keeps us Anglican. Morning and Evening Prayer and The Holy Eucharist feed us regularly on Word and Sacrament. We are well fed.

12/5/2000 12:11 PM
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As a lifelong Anglican I have always appreciated that I was free to think on my own. That doesn't mean that you can believe whatever you want, but we respect the gift that God has given us of intelligence. Our tradition has been enriched for many centuries by the results of reasoned searches for truth. The tripod of Scripture, Tradition and Reason gives the chance to encounter a vital, vibrant, living God. Not one pressed, unchanging, between the pages of a book.

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