Thursday, 9 October 2008

Group drafts GAFCON theology for churches

The Rev Dr Mark Thompson has been working with GAFCON’s Theological Resource Group to draft a commentary applying the Jerusalem Declaration to church life.

Speaking after his return home from a three-day conference at Uganda’s Christian university, Dr Thompson said the group, part of the Fellowship of Confessing Anglicans, had gathered to put together a commentary for use by churches.

The commentary – which is expected to be circulated in the coming months – will lay out the theology of GAFCON and its practical outworkings in church life, Dr Thompson says.

“A number of people who had seen the [Jerusalem Declaration] statement greeted the statement positively but needed to know what it meant and what were the implications of saying yes to this statement – they wanted those things spelt out,” he says. “Here was an opportunity for a group of theologians to help unpack the statement for people.” Read more
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