If only members of the house had asked these questions at the time of the original debate the evangelical movement might not now be in melt down
I think snow may well have the last word tomorrow now...
How does this fit into the bigger picture of synodical governance
Most of us realised that it was a train wreck years ago. Now the Synod are waking up to it.
"Is this a responsible use of Church resources?"
One might think that the Church of England's reputation is beyond all price.
"Responsible use of Church resources"? Let's not forget the time and years that went into getting the Church to this point only to have the vote scuppered by organised evangelicals who, in the main, never had any intention of voting for women as bishops, whatever the provision for opponents. They speak nice(ish) and play nasty.
I have no qualms about people strongly organising to do all they can to minimise the influence of the evangelicals.
I've just posted something on another thread about the need to support our assertions with evidence. So I'm going to try. How about this:-
in response to Conrad- I found this on VirtueOnline a couple of days ago,(it is from a much more substantial piece from May 19th 2012,
"No definitive statistics exist on conservative evangelicals in the Church of England because official church forms do not exist about such things; however, Church statistician Peter Brierley says that 40% of Church of England attendees currently go to evangelical churches - up from 26% in 1989."
If this is true (and the rest of the piece does something to maybe confirm it) and evangelicals are the single biggest section of the CofE- how do you envisage that "the influence of the evangelicals" could be minimised?
I am interested because it seems to me that it could be a losing battle unless you have some clever "strongly organising" ideas?
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