No Anglican Covenant

Modern Church and Inclusive Church have launched their campaign against the Covenant.  Neither seems to headline it on their respective websites.  Oh well.  Modern Church's pages A very un-Anglican Covenant start here.

Their Church Times advert is here (pdf).

I'm sure there will be all sorts of comment in the next 24 hours.  I liked Suem at Significant Truths, who addresses the aspirations of some conservatives that the Covenant portends a new Reformation.  It doesn't.

And TitusOneNine (Kendall Harmon) places both groups in the category "Reappraiser".  If someone could enlighten me about the spectrum of dismissive terms used by conservatives of those they oppose, I'd be grateful. I'm intrigued by the logic of the comments.


  1. Thanks for linking to me, much appreciated.

  2. In fairness to Kendall Harmon, I rather like his terms "reappraiser / reasserter" to describe the two principle camps involved in most of the recent arguments. They are certainly more accurate than dismissive pairings like "heretic / orthodox," or "liberal / conservative."

    They are objectively accurate - one side does seek to reappraise traditional teachings while the other side seeks to reassert them. And the words themselves are not pejorative - although the attached sneer may make them so.