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Two US Anglican Churches Join Kenyan Branch

August 30, 2007

Due to the continued appointment of gay priests and leaders in the Episcopal Church, one Massachusetts and one Texas church have joined the Kenyan branch in search of more conservative associations and ecclesiastical authority.

Africa is the statistical center of global Christianity. Increasingly, we will see the influence of Southern Christianity on the  World Christian movement. Do you view this as good or bad?

Read the article here.

6 Comments leave one →
  1. gggiccc permalink
    August 30, 2007 9:55 am

    I have a question, I’m not sure I know what that means. What would it mean to to have Southern Christianity influence in the world?

  2. August 30, 2007 10:01 am

    Because the center of global Christianity has moved away from the West and to the South and East, African and Asian theologies and Christian movements are becoming more influential, not just in number, but in practice. The African bishops call for American Episcopal Church is just one example of that kind of influence. Does that clarify?

  3. gggiccc permalink
    August 30, 2007 11:33 am

    I think so, thanks. I just need to do some more research is all.

  4. August 30, 2007 11:44 am

    Check out The Next Christendom by Philip Jenkins.

  5. James Manley permalink
    September 3, 2007 8:43 am

    I got here from a link on Ruth Gledhill’s blog.

    Your entry might be misread in a way that might be misleading. Some 30 local churches have left the Episcopal Church for Kenya, not just one in Texas and one in Massachusetts. [I’m a member of one in Florida, and I know of two others in this state.] More than 200 have left for some other African oversight (Uganda, Nigeria, and Rwanda are big.)

    Anyway, never visited before, but after looking around the blog you can bet I will be back.

  6. September 3, 2007 10:54 am

    thanks james, your comment was clarifying and helpful!

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