Apr 24, 2006
Bishop Ray Smith to visit Dallas
Bishop Smith is a great Anglican Evangelical. I had the opportunity to meet him a few years ago and talk about the proper omission of the epiclesis in the Elizabethan BCP. As evangelicals, and heirs of the Reformation, our Archbishop Thomas Cranmer came to the almost identical conclusions that Calvin did concerning a doctrine of the Lord's Supper (likely, no doubt, due to the influence of Martin Bucer!). I feel that it is important to show the Anglo-Catholics and others that a Reformed doctrine of the Supper is particularly theologically robust including a non sacerdotal understanding of it as a means of grace. More on this later.
Anyway, Smith will be in Dallas in May, likely in time for the Diocesan Evangelism Conference.