Bishop Todd, the new clothes for Missionary Todd
Todd Hunter (former Calvary Chapel church planter, and former head of the Vineyard USA and of Alpha USA) is now an Anglican with both feet. I think Todd’s story is both fascinating and deeply encouraging. It’s also too multi-faceted, actually, to do justice to it here, so for now I’ll just highlight an interesting tidbit that shows how Todd’s missionary heart led him to now serve as an Anglican Mission bishop. Just think about that for a while . . . and this:
I see in Anglicanism a huge treasure chest that I, as a missionary to the secular West Coast, can update (a la Cranmer’s preface) for our use.
He then goes on to give a few of his favorite “treasures” in the Anglican chest, and treasures they truly are. If you’re on the missional/formational trail, but not on the Canterbury one, Todd’s list might begin to convince you how much they have in common. Remember, too, that Todd isn’t walking away from more current methods like his TiE groups just because he’s building on some older ones. It’s both a new and old kind of adventure and mission.