Tuesday, 1 July 2008

At Last - Someone Speaks Sense

The Most Rev. Katharine Jefferts Schori, Presiding Bishop and Primate of The Episcopal Church speaks in very different tones from both Bishop of Durham, Tom Wright, and the Archbishop of Canterbury, Rowan Williams. It is short and sweet:

Much of the Anglican world must be lamenting the latest emission from GAFCON. Anglicanism has always been broader than some find comfortable. This statement does not represent the end of Anglicanism, merely another chapter in a centuries-old struggle for dominance by those who consider themselves the only true believers. Anglicans will continue to worship God in their churches, serve the hungry and needy in their communities, and build missional relationships with others across the globe, despite the desire of a few leaders to narrow the influence of the gospel. We look forward to the opportunities of the Lambeth Conference for constructive conversation, inspired prayer, and relational encounters.

At last. Not the we surely agree with them stuff, as with Williams and Wright, until it comes to alternative structures, when they don't. Rather another struggle for dominance by those who consider themselves the only true believers, and a definition of Anglicanism that is broad and sometimes broader than people find comfortable.

At least someone has the measure of the FOCAs/ GAFCON.

1 comment:

Doorman-Priest said...

She grows in stature all the time.