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Christmas, 2012: Murray Henderson

(Photo: Sue Careless)

In response to the ongoing conflict in the Anglican Church of Canada, a group of orthodox Anglicans have formed the Anglican Communion Alliance. The Rev. Murray Henderson, now Chair of ACA, recently spoke with Sharon Dewey Hetke about their mission.


TAP: Tell me about the Anglican Communion Alliance.

MH: The mission of the ACA is to be a centre of spiritual and biblical orthodoxy in the Anglican Church of Canada – and the emphasis there would certainly be within the ACC. It originated out of Anglican Essentials [which was composed of a Network group and a Federation group] when the Network people felt they couldn’t stay within the ACC, after General Synod in Winnipeg in 2007. What had, within Essentials, been the Federation – which had always said ‘We want to try to work within the ACC and bear witness

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Advent, 2012: J.I. Packer

Dr. J.I. Packer discusses with Julie Lane-Gay the significance of the Book
of Common Prayer (1662) upon its 350th Anniversary. The renowned theologian calls the Prayer Book ’the Bible orchestrated for worship.’


TAP: How did the Book of Common Prayer first get your attention?

JIP: I was taken to church from an early age, and was thus reared on the 1662 English (Prayer) Book, but no one ever explained any of it to me. So Sunday worship by the BCP never meant more to me than regularly cleaning my teeth –

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Michaelmas, 2012: Peter Cory

Peter Cory is a Youth Counsellor at a residential youth custody facility in Kingston, Ontario.  Recently, he sat down with Sharon Dewey Hetke to talk about his work there, about Restorative Justice, and the role for Christians

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Trinity, 2012: Benjamin Arreak & Hart Wiens

Bishop Benjamin Arreak, the project coordinator for the Inuktitut Bible translation team, and Hart Wiens, the director of translations for the Canadian Bible Society (CBS), talk with Sue Careless about the newly completed Inuktitut Bible.

The new Inuktitut Bible marks many firsts. Hart Wiens and Bishop Benjamin Arreak discuss the new translation.
Photos: Sue careless

TAP: Pentecost holds a special significance for Bible translators, doesn’t it?
Hart Wiens: “Yes. At Babel, God responded to the people’s arrogance by confusing their languages, but at Pentecost he reversed this and allowed

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Easter, 2012: Richard Chartres

(Photo: Sue Careless)

At the January 2012 Mere Anglicanism Conference, C. Peter Molloy sat down with The Lord Bishop of London, Richard Chartres, to discuss life, ministry, royal weddings and, interestingly, speculation about the retirement of the Archbishop of Canterbury.

TAP: Reading various biographical accounts, it would seem that one of the significant influences on your

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