Comments: Enter the peacemaker

What an encouraging article. Welby really is the real deal.

Posted by Laurence Roberts at Thursday, 22 November 2012 at 12:19pm GMT

Jeremiah 6:14
They dress the wound of my people as though it were not serious. ‘Peace, peace,’ they say, when there is no peace.
Jeremiah 6:13-15

Biblical peace of necessity requires justice. Justice of necessity require equality before the Law and before God. I wish Justin Welby well and I pray for him. He will try to make peace with those who, despite their protestations to the contrary, do not believe in real equality.

Posted by karenmacqueen+ at Thursday, 22 November 2012 at 10:13pm GMT

"They sent messages of consternation rather than congratulation . . . suggesting that the Archbishop of Canterbury should be replaced as leader of the Anglican Communion by an elected chairman."

This is what happens when the "Instruments of Unity" try to arrogate power to themselves. If the Instruments were to become more significant, then they would have to become more representative.

It's rather like the monarchy. The Queen's role is accepted only if she exercises no power at all.

Such a limited role requires the Archbishop of Canterbury not only to exercise restraint himself, but also to check any expectation, on the part of those around him (Canon Kearon) or more distant (conservative primates), that the Communion has any interprovincial doctrine-enforcing role.

The minute the limitation is conceded, the role of the Archbishop of Canterbury becomes hotly contested.

Posted by Jeremy at Monday, 26 November 2012 at 12:36am GMT
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