Why Be Anglican? Let Me Count the Ways!

Scot McKnight has a great post on Why Be Anglican? referring primarily to the beauty and wonder of the liturgical year. It’s a great post and Scot talks about his own journey into Anglicanism as well.

In addition, for my own amusement, and perhaps even yours, I have included a further list of ten reasons for being Anglican!

Why be Anglican? Reason # 10 – Seasonal colours, Trinity Sunday, we have wine, and you get to say “Eucharist.”

Why be Anglican? Reason # 9 – Africa is like the Anglican HQ!

Why be Anglican? Reason # 8 – Did I not mention Cranmer, Ridley, and Hooker?

Why be Anglican? Reason # 7 – Because you get to renounce Baptist ecclesiology and all of his works! [FYI, I’m writing this from Houston Baptist University where I’m teaching today, love my Baptist friends!]

Why be Anglican? Reason # 6 – Trinitarian prayers, celebrate Christ in the Eucharist, and preach like a Reformer!

Why be Anglican? Reason # 5 – Because our clergy look like a cross between a Jedi and Jesuit!

Why be Anglican? Reason # 4 – Because bishops get to wear imperial purple!

Why be Anglican? Reason # 3 – Because Anglicanism is what the Catholic Church would look like if it embraced the reformation!

Why be Anglican? Reason # 2 – Packer, Stott, McGrath, Wright, so all the cool kids are doing it!

Why be Anglican? Reason #1 – Because even F.F. Bruce, lifelong brethren, read the Book of Common Prayer every day!

 

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