Time to Rename Our Communion????
Somebody apologised to me, in the comments, earlier today for calling me an Episcopalian. Not a problem, of course. In fact, I've pretty much come to think of myself as an Episcopalian. NOT as in TEC (My goodness! That would be slumming it), but as in Episcopal as opposed to Anglican.
I really do believe that we need to get rid of the word, Anglican, from the name of our communion. For a start, it is so colonial, to such a pervasive extent that the Grand Tufti really does believe he is emperor. It is also restrictive and bad for mission. Anybody living in countries that England has stuffed in the past can hardly be expected to join something so obviously English. Those who do are regarded as quizlings by their compatriots (this is very evident in India, for example).
The obvious word to replace Anglican is Episcopal. It says what we are and is perfectly adaptable for universal application. However, there are many episcopal churches in the world that are not aligned with our Communion at present and I don't think it would be fair to call ourselves just TEC in our international manifestation.
Read it all, and be sure to suggest a name on his blog.