Comments: News from the Big Blue Tent (16)

Thank you Bishop David for sharing Lambeth with us. You have witnessed to the vital importance of the many personal encounters that have shaped Lambeth for you, and evidently for many other participants.
Without betraying the confidentiality of the occasion, you've given us a glimpse into the process you've been sharing in. We don't need to be so impatient about the outcome, we understand better just why and how it will all take a long time to work out. Nothing is more important.
Has anybody missed the usual output of news releases, reactions and comments? Hasn't it been more entertaining to observe the hacks struggle, either to get news or create it?
It shows up the superficiality of all this instant media reaction stuff for what it's really worth.
What a good move it was for conference media managers to keep the media seagulls (and their scheming overlords) at bay.
A little citizen journalism has kept us sufficiently in the picture to reassure us that the true qualities of Anglican communion are as alive and well as ever - striving to live together with differences, regardless of the problems this raises for the insecure.
Long live citizen journalism !

Posted by Keith Kimber at Friday, 1 August 2008 at 11:46pm BST

Not "the last word" but rather the final posting on this topic.

David is too creative and too alive for this to be his "last word"!

Thanks for giving a human face to the conference, and a hope there was a voice for those that have been disenfranchised within the jurisdiction of their local diocese.

Posted by Cheryl Va. at Saturday, 2 August 2008 at 12:40pm BST

"Whilst nothing will satisfy Orombi and Akinola, nor the shady figures from North American behind them, ..."

This is heartening to read - recognition of the futility of trying to appease Orombi and Akinola etc., and even more important, recognition that they are being backed and used by North American manipulators [IRD and the like]. I hope other non-TEC bishops [and some TEC ones!] also were able to come to similar conclusions.

Posted by Cynthia Gilliatt at Saturday, 2 August 2008 at 1:53pm BST
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