Mission and Vision:
The English Reformers left behind the heritage of the Anglican Divines—clergy whose lives combined exemplary devotion with scholarly distinction. That tradition was never fully realized in North America, and we seek to remedy our error by creating a community of pastor-theologians devoted to the love of learning and desire for God.
Who We Are:
- Intellectual: We are devoted to careful and patient scholarship, humility, and loving and informed teaching as the habits of a whole, spiritually united community.
- Devotional. Our goal is not knowledge in the abstract, but to grow in the knowledge of the triune God and in our love for the world he unfolds to us in our study.
- United. In the infinite variety of our gifts, experiences, ages, voices, and backgrounds, we have been created with both needs and obligations. We seek to grow as one body in Christ as we give of ourselves and receive from others.
What We Do:
- Read. We commit to reading widely and deeply and in conversation with others in our churches and dioceses. We follow in the spirit of the monastic tradition for whom learning was motivated by charity and prudence and opposed to mere curiosity and vanity.
- Write. Writing uniquely forces us to organize our thoughts, test our understanding, and strengthen our communication. We thus devote ourselves to writing regularly. We also agree to submit our writing for critique and help, and comment thoughtfully and generously on the work of others.
- Listen. We strive to listen to one another as well as to our culture, sharing the wisdom we glean in conversations, prayer, in print, and online.
- Model and encourage. We exist for the sake of the Body of Christ. Our collaboration sets an example for others to follow thereby strengthening the faith, doctrine, and unity of our church.
How we serve:
- Equipping. We will create a place for pastor-theologians to develop their unique callings in the church.
- Resourcing. We commit to teaching and creating resources in print and online to include blogs, reviews, recommendations, and humble discussion about important matters.
- Educating. We strive to supplement and strengthen seminary and lay education and continuing education for pastors.
- Uniting. We vow to be a community of trust that exists both as a source of wisdom for local churches, dioceses, and national leaders, as well as a means to build unity in future years of our church.