Thinking Anglicans

opinion at Pentecost

Heather McDougall writes for Cif belief about St Francis of Assisi: a saint for our times.
The message of St Francis was uncompromising and simple: greed causes suffering for both the victims and the perpetrators.

Also at Cif belief Andrew Brown writes Social cohesion needs religious boundaries.
The new Prevent strategy shows an old pattern of social organisation is emerging in a new form, around new doctrines.

John Blake writes for CNN that Actually, that’s not in the Bible.

Bishop Pierre Whalon in The Huffington Post asks Many Mansions in Whose House?
And in his latest essay for Anglicans Online The Ministers of the Church Are … Bishop Whalon argues that an upside-down pyramid is just the kind of church organisation Jesus would want.

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Andrew Brown (who does seem to have a way with pithy phrases)- ‘no organisation can tolerate a substantial minority who believe they have a religious duty to overthrow it’.

This might be equally said of the conservative and largely Evangelical part of the Church of England and Gafcon of the wider Anglican Communion, as it was said of Militant Tendancy during the Labour Party’s turmoil in the 1980s. What we don’t seem to have is the Neil Kinnock who will take them on and consign them to the religious fringe where they belong.