While liberal Lutherans and liberal Episcopalians have gone the way of mainline Protestantism in its anything-goes ecumenism, it is a different story with church bodies that still hold to their historical doctrines. The Anglican Church in North America (ACNA) has broken away from the Episcopal Church (U.S.A.), joining other global Anglicans in affirming a more conservative theology.
The Lutheran Church Missouri Synod and the Lutheran Church Canada has been in talks with the new American Anglican church, and the three church bodies have just released an Interim Report on their discussions. The document is extremely interesting, especially in tracing the historical connections and parallels between Lutherans and Anglicans. The report also details the doctrinal agreements (some of which you might find surprising), as well as the disagreements.
A sample and links to the report after the jump. [Read more…]