Stephen Noll

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Questions for the Gafcon and Global South Leadership — and an Appeal

In October 2019, the Global South Anglican Fellowship (formerly GSA Network) issued a communiqué (“Seventh Trumpet”) from its meeting in Cairo, which mentioned the...

Is GAFCON a Church? with a Reply to Global South Anglicans

Preface: A Reply to the Global South Anglicans In a recent “Anglican Perspectives” video, Canon Phil Ashey of the...

Divorce in the Anglican Family: A Look Back at the Break-Up

In September 2019, Rowan Williams, the former Archbishop of Canterbury, shared some reflections with clergy and laity in the Episcopal Diocese of Los Angeles...

Clause 13 implications: Reply to a Clergyman in the Church of England

I received the following comment on my Contending Anglican blog from a clergyman in the Church of England with regard to my post on...

Thoughts on the Jerusalem Declaration Pt 3: Should Clause 13 Be Excised?

In my first essay, I looked at the portions of the Jerusalem Declaration that expound Gafcon’s understanding of the nature of the church....

Thoughts on the Jerusalem Declaration Pt 2: Proposing a Life-and-Death Amendment

In my first essay on “Gafcon and the Church” I argued that the Jerusalem Declaration is establishing an ecclesial identity for the Gafcon movement in the...

Thoughts on the Jerusalem Declaration: Pt 1: Gafcon and the Church

The Jerusalem Declaration has been one of the best and enduring fruits of the Gafcon movement. I was a member of the Statement Group...

Walking together … to the City of Destruction

We see your tears, we hear your cries, and we weep with you. We have caused deep hurt. We are profoundly sorry.

Moral Equivalence and Moral Equivocation: John Sentamu’s method of Biblical interpretation

In his Presidential Address to the General Synod of the Church of England last week, John Sentamu, the Archbishop of York, in referring to...

20th Anniversary of Call to Uganda

On the last Sunday in June 1999, I preached a sermon at the chapel of Uganda Christian University. My wife Peggy and...

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