Now that is a sermon! A pleasure to read. Mary Magdalen apostles' apostle. And Richard Holloway ! Full colour here - no grey.
Now that's what I call a sermon - full marks to Bishop Hope for such a mighty and inspirational word.
How lovely to see so many bishops there to consecrate and support the new Bishop of Beverley.
Go to it Bishop Glyn and hearty congratulations on your elevation to the episcopate as the Northern Province's third PEV.
David Hope the best Archbishop of Canterbury we never had.
When you where in office there was Hope.
I wish there were a few more like him.
I also thought it a great sermon and find it intensely significant that two such opposed persons (in some ways) as Laurence Roberts and Father David should each acclaim it. Proof for me of the continuing validity - indeed, the absolute necessity - of Anglican pluralism. Or as Laurence so well puts it (and I invite Father David to follow him): 'full colour here - no grey'. As for Bishop Glyn himself, he has his own views (acknowledged, even supported, by Bishop David), but he is also on record as rejecting 'a church within a church'. So also Bishop David himself. 'Living with disagreement'. Absolutely - and absolutely inevitable.
John's preferred option 'Living with disagreement' needs to be seen in proper context. If this were, for instance, compared with Saint Peter's initial early insistence that new male Christian needed to be circumcised (equivalent, say, with Anglicans insisting that bishops need to be male); would this prejudice still need to be accommodated in the ongoing life of the Church?
Indeed John, a full spectrum is much more preferable to fifty shades of grey. Trouble is we seem to be intent on dividing ourselves into monochrome black and white and not allowing one another to shew all the colours of the rainbow.
Glad to see you're keeping up with your reading, Father David!
'allowing one another to shew all the colours of the rainbow.'
Posted by: Father David on Monday, 28 January 2013 at 4:25
David you are -if I may say so- a pretty 'colourful prelate' / cove yourself !
I have come to enjoy your contributions, to a not inconsiderable extent.
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