The mystery of the baptized family is that we are called to be an organic part of the body of Jesus Christ, to participate in His nature, and to be part of His salvific mission to the world. Only here do we find our true identity as individuals, as families, and as the domestic church.

— Joseph Atkinson


2016 Anglican Family Symposium


September 28-30, 2016

Truro Anglican Church Fairfax, VA

What does the Bible have to say about raising children in the faith? How can the Church support families as units of discipleship and mission? How do families fit into God’s plan of redemption? These questions and others will shape our conversations at the 2016 Anglican Family Symposium which will take place September 28-30, 2016 at Truro Anglican Church in Fairfax, VA. Presenters will include: The Rt. Rev. Graham Tomlin, Bishop of Kensington in the Diocese of London; The Rev. Tory Baucum, Rector of Truro Anglican Church; and Joseph Atkinson, Associate Professor of Sacred Scripture at the Pontifical John Paul II Institute. Registration opens on July 12. Anglican Family is a working group of the Anglican Church of North America Committee on Catechesis, is dedicated to the renewal of families for the flourishing of church and society through the resourcing of clergy, lay leaders, and parents in the work of faith formation.

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Session 1 - The Rt. Rev. Dr. Graham Tomlin: “Luther, Marriage, and the Nature of Love”


Session 2 - Dr. Joseph Atkinson: “Biblical Theology of the Family”

Session 3 - The Rev. Dr. Tory Baucum: “Towards a Nuptial Understanding of Justification by Faith: Article XI in Historical Context”


Session 4: The Rev. Tish Harrison Warren: "The Great Commission at the Dinner Table: Formation, Discipleship, and Mission in Family Life"


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