There was sometimes an expressed commitment to certain iconic traditions of Anglicanism that seemed to supersede the commitment to the gospel message and the primacy of Scripture. I began to perceive that many of Episcopalian background regard the traditions of Anglicanism as a kind of idol. The vestments, music, architecture, ceremonies, even the reading of Scripture itself are all seen as parts of the tradition, and the tradition is the main thing. A strict observance of the church calendar seems to hold sentimental value for many, and the correct performance of the calendar-appropriate services is quite important. In that environment, the gospel and the true preaching of the Cross can easily become lost or overshadowed by the tradition. Read more»
David Miller, “My Story: From Reformed Worship to Anglicanism and Back Again” Aquila Report (August 14, 2013)
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