So by now we all know (or where have you been?) that the Church of England decided against Women Bishops by the narrowest of margins. The vote, of course, wasn’t about the principle of having Women Bishops (conservatives having conceded the inevitability of that a long time ago) but over whether proper provision could be […]
This just released jointly by Forward in Faith and Reform. What will be telling now is whether proponents of Women Bishops take it seriously. All the signs are, so far, that many of them simply don’t want to know. Truly sad.
The Yes2Women Bishops site has launched, run by the anonymous Church Mouse (twitter). John Richardson has some interesting things to say and I’d thought I’d add a few. First, a little look at the “why” rationale presented and the first clause: 1. The measure is fair admitting women to the episcopate without limitations on their authority, whilst also providing statutory […]
The path to providing for women bishops in the Church of England has been interesting. The proposed legislation had some safeguards for conservatives, albeit in the form of a Code of Practice, not legislated protection. The amendments to clause 5(1)c have served only to dilute those proposed safeguards. As many have pointed out, this simply […]
I think possibly the most frustrating thing about current discussions within the church on various theological matters is the utter chutzpah that revisionists have when talking about how they “read” the Bible. Now, maybe I belong to an arcane era of education but when I was growing up reading was about comprehension – ie understanding […]
Remember all that fuss in 2003 that served to catalyse much of the still-ongoing fractures in the Anglican Communion? Well hold onto your hats because the new nominee for the same post is nothing like Jeffrey John… He is the Right Reverend Andrew Proud, and is currently the area bishop of Ethiopia and the Horn […]