A correction to the earlier posting titled, Remember Don Armstrong and Grace and St. Stephens? I failed to state that the Anglican Institute listed on Grace and St. Stephens banner was somehow a fake of the Anglican Communion Institute, and that the ACI is itself a precursor to the ACI, Inc.
I was pointed to my error by an anonymous comment to that blog entry stated,
"Someone forwarded this (my article, I presume) to me. I am unaware of the existence of an Anglican Institute, Inc. The Anglican Institute was an organisation founded in St Louis, and it was taken over by Grace Church, as I understand it, some decades back. The Anglican Communion Institute was never related to it, and is not now. ACI, Inc is the legal name of the Anglican Communion Institute and it is a not-for-profit registered in Texas. Its URL is anglicancommunioninstitute.com"
Well, Anonymous, if you go to Grace and St. Stephens webpage you get the following logo and clicking on it takes you to www.anglicanisntitute.com, which is a site with very little content, but listing a board of directors that includes Archbishop Carey, Bishop Alpha Mohamed, Dean Paul Zaul and Fr. Armstrong.
If you look up anglican communion institute on GOOGLE the first entry is for "www.anglicancommunioninstitute.org." This is the "old" institute web page and it includes a lies of theologians: The Rev'd Professor Christopher Seitz; The Very Rev'd Dr Philip W. Turner III; The Rev'd Dr Ephraim Radner; The Rev'd Dr Peter Walker; The Rev'd Dr Andrew Goddard, The Rev'd Donald Armstrong III.
If you were to type, as Anonymous suggests, "www.anglicancommunioninstitute.com" you get The Anglican Communion Institute, Inc. whose contributing theologians include, "President, The Rev'd Professor Christopher Seitz; Vice President, The Very Rev'd Dr Philip W. Turner III; Senior Fellow, The Rev'd Dr Ephraim Radner; Fellows ,The Rev'd Dr Andrew Goddard, The Rev'd Dr Peter Walker.
The difference is the missing Fr. Armstrong.
ACI, Inc. is the real thing, without Fr. Armstrong. The other two listings are defunct, unless of course the members of the ACI, Inc are also perfectly willing to be members of an Institute with Fr. Armstrong. I don't think so. The "Anglican Institute" is either the first or second transmogrification of the idea. The web pages was last (and perhaps only) dated May 2007.
The Anglican Communion Institute pages posted its last entry on March 22, 2007.
The Anglican Communion Institute, Inc., pages are current. They list articles from 2006 but there is no indication when the web pages were begun.
All of this is to say that the ACI, Inc and the ACI of Don Armstrong are related, and the AI is a Don Armstrong fabrication. The relation between ACI, Inc, and ACI is that ACI,Inc., no longer has Don Armstrong in its mix.
And Grace and St. Stephen's has a fake institute in its banner. Not surprising.