We’re planting a new Anglican Church in Phoenix called Christus Victor Anglican Church (www.christusvictoranglican.com). Here’s a little blurb we use to describe the community we’re hoping to become.

We desire to be a people who are seeking to authentically follow Jesus in the midst of this terrible, beautiful world. We are seeking to live and worship in a way that is paradoxically both continuous with and openly (yet graciously) critical of the church of the past and the present, deeply rooted in the ancient yet not in a way that puts us to sleep on the opiate of religious activity, eager to listen to the saints through the ages, but not muzzled, handcuffed, and restricted by their theological contributions and formulations, pursuing a generous orthodoxy not for the sake of its fossilization so that we can stare at in the museum of Christian ideas, but as as means of empowering us to encounter God, embody God, in order to see the love of God transform the world through the body of Christ, his people. We are a fellowship of friendly, fallible transients seeking our rootedness not in the status quo of a comfortable Christian subculture but in the vulnerable and rugged reality of authentic Christian koinonia (gk. means: ‘fellowship,’ or ‘communion’). Our desire is to crucify complacency and comfort by walking and worshiping in the way of the Cross, so that in our work, homes, and communities we might contradict the world with the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

 

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