Nashotah House alumni and current seminarians represented their respective parishes and the House at this past weekend’s Mere Anglicanism, January 23, 2014 – January 25, 2014, in Charleston, SC.
The conference began Thursday evening with Choral Evensong at The Cathedral Church of St. Luke and St. Paul, Charleston. The guest preacher was theologian and professor of Old Testament, Dr. Jack Collins, author of Genesis 1-4: A Linguistic, Literary, and Theological Commentary, from Covenant Theological Seminary, St. Louis, MO. After Evensong, John C. Lennox conducted the first session of the conference. John C. Lennox is Professor of Mathematics at Oxford University, Fellow in Mathematics and the Philosophy of Science, and Pastoral Advisor at Green Templeton College, Oxford. He lectures extensively in North America and in Eastern and Western Europe on mathematics, the philosophy of science, and the intellectual defense of Christianity, and he has publicly debated New Atheists Richard Dawkins and Christopher Hitchens.
Following morning prayer at the Cathedral on Friday, Alvin Plantinga and Stephen Meyer conducted talks. The House’s Dean, Bishop Edward Salmon gave a talk and the House hosted a lunch following.
Saturday morning, following morning prayer the speakers were Dr. Peter Kreeft, PhD, Boston College, and Bishop Michael Nazir-Ali, who was the 106th Bishop of Rochester. Dr. Kreeft is the author of Handbook of Christian Apologetics. Bishop Nazir-Ali is author of Islam: A Christian Perspective.
Amazon.com has made available audio talks by Dr. Kreeft for $1 downloads. http://www.amazon.com/Peter-Kreeft/e/B000APBQD0. Titles include: “Beauty: the Branch of Philosophy Dealing with Aesthetics” and “C. S. Lewis and Mere Christianity: C.S. Lewis’ Masterpiece.”
Mere Anglicanism’s vision is for a reformed, renewed orthodox Anglicanism within North America, “We recognize that to achieve a restored and faithful Anglicanism, many battles must be fought, many lessons learned. Seminaries must be re-made with faithful, godly deans and teachers. Orthodox Anglicans must be re-connected with one another and learn to work together strategically and tactically. Dioceses and parishes must develop the right conditions for re-growing believing, discipled Christians—including choosing the leadership of orthodox bishops and priests. Even our publications and media—magazines, websites, journals, curricula, devotional guides, and more—must communicate truth with clarity, beauty, and a passionate Gospel commitment.”
Conference CDs will be available for purchase in mid-February. Please remember to register early for Mere Anglicanism 2015. Registration contact: Stellena Mumma at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at (843) 522-1712, ext. 228.
For more event information, contact the Executive Director, the Rev. Jeffrey S. Miller, at email@example.com.
photo courtesy: The Cathedral Church of Saint Luke and Saint Paul, Charleston, SC