PUBLICATIONS & DOWNLOADS
"Equipping the Saints: A Crisis Resource for Anglican Laity"
Published in Winter 2008, an updated version of the AAC’s widely used educational booklet regarding the Anglican Communion and the crisis it faces.
(2nd Edition here)
(1st Edition here)
AAC Summary Analysis of 2008 Lambeth Conference
AAC Analysis of the 2007 New Orleans House of Bishop's Response to the Dar Es Salem Communique.
A PDF document comparing and contrasting the HOB's response with the Dar es Salem Communique.
"A Clear Decision to Walk Apart: ECUSA's General Convention 2006"
4-page document summarizing General Convention 2006, including post-convention events and responses
"Equipping the Saints: A Crisis Resource for Anglican Laity" (2nd Edition)
Published in Spring 2006, an updated version of the AAC’s widely used educational booklet regarding the Anglican Communion and the crisis it faces
(1st Edition here)
"Walking Together or Walking Apart? The Faith and Future of a Church in Need of Redemption"
Full-color, special-edition magazine published in 2005 by the AAC; may be ordered online or by calling the AAC office
A Place to Stand (Or request a hard copy) AAC membership brochure containing our Statement of Faith and Mission Statement.
Now is the Time to Pray
AAC LOGO DOWNLOAD
As a service to our affiliate parishes and ministries, we offer a PDF version of the American Anglican Council logo for use in newsletters, to display on signs, and to post on Web sites. By exhibiting the AAC crest, you are representing the AAC’s mission and theological beliefs and supporting the efforts of the AAC. Please reproduce the AAC crest appropriately and with respect to the ministry and to those who rely on it as a visible sign of your position in the Anglican community. Thank you.
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OTHER RECOMMENDED RESOURCES (listed alphabetically)
Common Cause Partnership
Common Cause Diagram
A document with a structural diagram of the Common Cause Partnership. (Available in PDF format)
40 Days of Discernment
www.40daysofdiscernment.org (online) or PDF download
Booklet developed and first used by northern Virginia churches for determining whether to remain within the U.S. Episcopal Church, or to depart their diocese and become linked to the Anglican Communion via another biblically faithful province. Available for free download and use online; may be adapted by churches of any denomination for discerning their place within a part of the church that is increasingly bowing to the pressures of culture and abandoning the traditional and historic teachings of Christianity and/or Anglicanism. Includes daily devotionals covering the book of First Corinthians, as well as questions and articles on current topics and concerns within the Episcopal Church and Anglican Communion. (See January 2007 Encompass article for more details.)
"A Decision for God" (DVD)
"A Decision for God" is a DVD which tells the story of how two parishes in Washington State each made the decision to leave the Episcopal Church of the U.S.and remain in the Worldwide Anglican Communion. It is a story for any Christian and every worshiping body that seeks to be faithful to Holy Scripture and to the Lord whose faithfulness never ends. The parishes of St. Charles Anglican Church and St. Stephens Anglican Church invite you to visit their website where one can watch their video online or request a free DVD.
"A Prayer-Driven Church" (DVD/VHS video)
Request a copy from the AAC
The Rev. John Guernsey of All Saints' Church (Woodbridge, Va.) presented this powerful sermon on January 12, 2002. It is 51 minutes long and is a powerful message for any church today. *Limited number of copies available only from the AAC.
All Saints Day 2004 Video (10 MB download)
By Anglican Mainstream
This short five-minute video, copyright 2004 by Anglican Mainstream, traces the history of the martyrs of the Church through powerful visual images accompanied by song. Its message is a strong reminder that, as Tertullian said, "The blood of the martyrs is the seed of the Church" (quoted at the end of the video). Use Windows Media Player to download and play on your computer. Warning: A couple of the images may seem graphic to some, so you may want to take caution if showing to children.
Choose this Day Video (Real or Windows Media video downloads at three speeds; 21 minutes)
Premiering at the Anglican Communion Network's Hope and a Future Conference in November 2005, this video documentary of the crisis in the Episcopal Church and Anglican Communion is being used across the country to inform and challenge Episcopalians and Anglicans to "choose this day" whom they shall serve. A multitude of other videos are available on this site as well, including "A Decision for God" highlighted above.
This 33-minute film won an Academy Award Nomination in 2003 for Best Live-Action Short film and has also won several other awards, including selection for the 2004 Sundance Film Festival. Shot in the Czech Republic, the foreign film is in the Czech language and contains English subtitles. Its plot involves a father, a son and a choice; the story mirrors the Gospel messages of sacrifice and grace for those already familiar with the Greatest Story Ever Told, and can also hold a variety of other meanings for viewers due to the film's layered symbolism. Since its release in 2005, this film has had a powerful effect on people of all backgrounds and ages, even bringing some to Christ. This film is appropriate to show to whole congregations; it is Not Rated (NR) and contains material appropriate for all ages. It is also an excellent outreach resource to show to non-believers. It is available for ordering for $19.95 on the above website, which also contains many more details about the film. (*Note: This film was featured in an article in the AAC's October 2005 Encompass.*)
Robert A.J. Gagnon Materials
Associate Professor of the New Testament at Pittsburgh Theological Seminary Robert A.J. Gagnon has written and recorded multiple materials in a variety of formats addressing the issue of sexuality and the Bible. The following list is a sampling of his works. Please visit his website (above) to view ordering/downloading details, and to view other materials written/recorded by him.
-"Truth in Love: The Bible and Same Sex Behavior", recorded in 2003 (2-DVD set)
-"Christian Sexuality: Normative and Pastoral Principles", 2003 (Book)
-"The Bible and Homosexual Practice: Texts and Hermeneutics", 2001 (Book)
"Sex: Should We Change the Rules?" (Online Booklet)
By Bishop John W. Howe
Bishop John Howe of the Episcopal Diocese of Central Florida has written this straightforward, biblically based analysis of the issue of sexuality. This explosive topic has become the focal point of liberal/conservative debate in the Episcopal Church, as well as in many other denominations. What does God think about sexual orientation, promiscuity or immorality? What qualifies or disqualifies a person for ordination? Howe gives answers to tough questions that are compassionate, biblical and consistent with the tradition of the church. If you are looking for where homosexuality is addressed in Scripture, this is a great resource.
"We've Had Dessert: Biblical Malnutrition & Today's Episcopal Church" (Online Book)
By Charles W. Slaton, Jr.
There has been a lot of theological dialogue on the turmoil in the Episcopal Church. However, Charles W. “Slats” Slaton, Jr. speaks the language of the laity in his inspirational online book, “We’ve Had Dessert. Biblical Malnutrition & Today’s Episcopal Church.” After years of seeing God’s authority challenged, the frustrations of this parishioner’s heart were finally poured onto paper. The result is an indisputable, fervent call for orthodoxy. Though only 30 pages, this engaging booklet gets to the core of the problem in the ECUSA - and because this problem is universal, it speaks clearly to other denominations as well. It is truth made simple - and a must-read. The entire publication of “We’ve Had Dessert” can be downloaded at the website above.