Comments: Anglican Covenant: following motion from diocesan synods

I find this attempt to influence this debate a rather sneaky back door approach to forcing something down our throats. This is not a transparent process is it?

Posted by Chris Smith at Friday, 9 March 2012 at 4:43pm GMT

Brilliant idea, clearly allowing one to affirm that the Covenant is far from "the only way forward."

Posted by Tobias Haller at Friday, 9 March 2012 at 7:02pm GMT

Version six:
...all of the above; and
iv) vote against the Anglican Communion Covenant as being unnecessary in the light of all of the above.

Posted by Peter Edwards at Friday, 9 March 2012 at 8:08pm GMT

I can support this following motion!

Posted by Susan Cooper at Friday, 9 March 2012 at 10:22pm GMT

As long as it is going to be "Scriptures, Tradition and Reason" it should be okay. I object to "Scriptures Only" because it produces a bunch of people who can't think.

Posted by CP36 at Saturday, 10 March 2012 at 1:22am GMT

Is this a recognition of a vote lost already, or something so Machiavellian it relies on double bluffs. Whatever, the voting is entirely unpredictable until each is in. There is no consensus, rather chaos (in the mathematical tipping point sense).

Posted by Pluralist at Saturday, 10 March 2012 at 5:21am GMT

At last! An intentional motion for solidarity with Communion Provinces that want to be together in the outreach of the Gospel - with no strings attached.
Much, Much better than the Covenant Proposal!

Posted by Father Ron Smith at Saturday, 10 March 2012 at 6:10am GMT

Is it possible that we could forbid all of our TEC bishops from attending Lambeth, until this "covenant" is defeated, or the AC spun into a meaningless RC-lite? We only give credence to the spurious and self-aggrandizing claims of Canterbury and Co. by attending.

Treat it as it is: a tea party that no one loses by missing. Remind Rowan, and his successor, that he is nothing beyond "just another bishop."

Frankly, the more I've seen of the CofE, the more uneasy I am being associated with an institution so lacking in lay-direction, especially when it such a network of Old School Boys chumminess and back-alley maneuvering, accompanied by an obvious and callous disregard for the laity - or even the parish priest.

Bishops complain that TEC's model reduces them to mere management, I respond "Good! That's what you are! You are not God's personal, hand-picked representative on Earth. Get over it. We're all priests, you were simply given the charism to lead a worship community, and, to that end, must do so *in* community."

Posted by MarkBrunson at Tuesday, 13 March 2012 at 4:57am GMT
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