Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Should our Bishops go to Lambeth?

If you follow such things, you may know that a respected conservative in The Episcopal Church has suggested that, as a sign of humility and sacrifice, all TEC bishops, including the dissenting ones and those who have been ordained by foreign provinces, stay away from the once-every-ten-years Lambeth conference of all Anglican bishops next year. I've been ambivalent about this idea, but I have been pursuaded by The Anglican Scotist that it is not in reality a good one. His summary and analysis are here, in the article "WWJD?"

RFSJ

4 comments:

Troglodyteus said...

Absence cannot effect change
unless absence is overwhelming.

DBW said...

Let them beg us to return, thats what I say. Fools, fools, the lot of them!

Tobias Haller said...

Well,

"And let us consider how to provoke one another to love and good deeds, not neglecting to meet together, as is the habit of some, but encouraging one another, and all the more as you see the Day approaching."

Seeking peace through absence and deflection of conflict, rather than working through things, isn't the historic way of the church.

Troglodyteus said...

They need not beg you to return.
All they need do is wait.
You will beg them to return.