Comments: Gene Robinson in England

Blessings on bishops Tutu, Harries and Robinson. May they map a place of love and freedom for the Christians of the future.

Posted by Spirit of Vatican II at Wednesday, 30 April 2008 at 2:01pm BST

More here,
http://www.episcopalcafe.com/lead/archbishop_of_canterbury/williams_wont_allow_robinson_t.html

Posted by John B. Chilton at Wednesday, 30 April 2008 at 2:45pm BST

This Godly man will enjoy a heavenly reward, no matter how disrespected he is by the (increasingly evidently) ungodly at Lambeth.

Lord have mercy!

Posted by JCF at Wednesday, 30 April 2008 at 8:42pm BST

You can read an extract from the book here
http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/comment/faith/article3833364.ece

Posted by Joanna at Thursday, 1 May 2008 at 4:50pm BST

"How would one recognise the Holy Spirit if one doesn’t appreciate all He does."

Well, there are different answers to this question. Rome would say one recognizes the actions of the Spirit in the ex cathedra statements of the Pope. The Orthodox would say that the actions of the Spirit are recognized when a particular doctrine or statement made nby the Synod of Bishops is accepted by the Church as a whole. That's how they define the Seven Ecumenical Councils as such, while other councils are not recognized. As to us Anglicans, well, it seems to vary. Evangelicals would probably say that something that contradicts Scripture cannot be from the Spirit, yet they seem to accept some things that contradict Scripture. Anglo-catholics would likely be more Orthodox or perhaps Roman in their understanding. The majority of Anglicans, who are neither Evo nor AC would likely be between these. The least sound is the Evangelical position, which cannot be said to be more than 500 years old, if that, and which they openly contradict in their lives and behaviours.

Posted by Ford Elms at Thursday, 1 May 2008 at 5:56pm BST
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