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An idea I really like: The Ridley Institute

March 27, 2014

By way of The Old Jamestown Church, I came across an excellent project that has great potential: The Ridley Institute.  This is an institution founded by the Diocese of the Carolinas of the ACNA and their vision is to “equip God’s people for Christian service in the church and the world.”  According to their website, they do this thusly:

We Do This in Four Ways:

TEACH
Teaching introductory courses in Christian theology to lay people

TRAIN
Training Christian laity for theologically informed work in the marketplace

FORM
Forming Christian ministers in the orthodoxy and orthopraxy of Reformation Anglicanism

ADVANCE
Advancing the study of Reformation Anglicanism through original scholarship

Because we believe that God has made promises to his church, we teach, train, form, write, and think in the heart of the local church. Ridley does theology in the midst of God’s people, under the preaching of God’s word, nourished by God’s sacraments, and under the administration of God’s discipline.

I noticed they will offer both classroom training in Charleston, South Carolina, and streaming video for those outside Charleston.  I have to say I really like their vision and hope Anglicans in the USA will support it.

3 Comments leave one →
  1. Andrew Nixon permalink
    March 27, 2014 5:44 am

    “Be of good cheer, Master Ridley, and play the man, for we shall this day light such a candle in England as I trust by God’ grace shall never be put out.” Bishop Hugh Latimer addressing Bishop Nicholas Ridley while burning alive at the stake. Oxford, England, October 16,1555.

    Their Memory liveth forevermore to the Glory of God and the advancement of His Kingdom.

    • March 27, 2014 7:44 am

      Yes indeed! And I really do like that name “The Ridley Institute” – most fitting.

      • Andrew Nixon permalink
        March 27, 2014 8:59 am

        Amen Brother! May it be mightly used by the Spirit of the LORD!

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