re the new Primus of Scotland, Bishop David; what a refreshing change to get a prelate who has spent most of his ministry on the ground (in the parish) - rather than in the more rarified atmosphere of academe!
Having read Bishop David's blog from time to time, I am aware that his primacy will be one of tried and tested fruitfulness. May God keep him close to the soil. A bit of humus will help the Anglican Communion to grow more healthily into its true environment. Deo Gratias!
Enjoyed the interview and ssociated blog, and its many interesting links. Thank you.
Given the idiotic comments from ACNA and others, finding an intelligent bishop can be perceived as a bit unusual.
England and USA seem to have used very different methods to make spectacularly bad choices. Consider the former bishops of Pittsburgh and San Joaquin. We do not even go to the leadership from Canterbury or the wingnut English bishop who announced New Orleans' Katrina damage was a result of sinful homosexuality to find sub-optimal choices.
YES! There are more intelligent Bishops in the Anglican Church. I was lucky enough to be in the presence of 3 of them at the ordination of diocesan priests by the Bishop of Norwich in his Cathedral this afternoon. The ceremonial was perfectly, deliciously, English (the candidates were also anointed - something which doesn't happen in every priestly ordination). The Sermon, by a woman priest, was down to earth, and the music, by a choir of young women, was excellent.
None of these 3 Bishops bothered to signal their solidarity with the new 'Province of ACNA', so something must be going right in the C. of E. I was very heartened to be invited to assist at the laying-on-of hands of one of the candidates, who will make a jolly good priest. There's certainly much to be commended in a country diocese.
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