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Covenant – Sugar and spice, or strychnine …

Bishop Alan Wilson has written at Cif belief about the Anglican Covenant. The article is titled

Sugar and spice, or strychnine …

Niceness may carry the measure, but it won’t make the covenant the turbine of a more mutually engaged global denomination.

In the Hebrew scriptures, people cut covenants by chopping a bird in half and walking between the halves to indicate sincere meeting of hearts and minds.

The Anglican Communion is proposing a fractionally less messy covenant between member churches – part of the fallout from the Windsor report, which attempted to resolve its gay bishops row in 2003. Perceptions have progressed faster these last seven years in the world, perhaps, than in the higher echelons of the Anglican Communion…

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Perceptive and nuanced, or indecisive?

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“Perceptions have progressed faster these last several years in the world, perhaps, than in the higher echelons of the Anglican Communion.” – Bishop Alan Wilson – Precisely, dear Bishop! However, I now believe that in certain parts of the world – even though they now have computers and mobile phones – the real world hasn’t really caught up with them. Or is it that they have not cuaght up with what is going on in the REAL WORLD. If God had meant us to remain static in faith and hope and love, God would not have surrounded us with a… Read more »