Thinking Anglicans

BBC Sunday item on Coekin

The bishop interviewed this time is Bishop Nick Baines, Suffragan of Croydon in Southwark diocese. Please note that Bishop Nick has impeccable evangelical credentials. His comments about Mr Coekin are extremely interesting.

The item is about 9 minutes in total, and starts about 20 minutes into this link. Better link from the BBC tomorrow.

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John Foxe
John Foxe
15 years ago

Maybe I’m missing something, but apart from training at Trinity, Bristol, what is impeccably evangelical about the credentials of Nick Baines?

Sam Roberts
Sam Roberts
15 years ago

Well, he was at Holy Trinity Leicester, albeit for only a year.

Rob Hall
Rob Hall
15 years ago

Archbishop Rowan would have been wise to have acted alongside instead of against Southwark Dioces, and relied on the experience that Bishop Nick Baines and Bishop Tom Butler have of dealing with Richard Coekin. For whatever Lambeth Palace may claim, the reality is that Archbishop Rowan has undermined Southwark Diocese and the wider Church. It’s a shameful contrast with Archbishop Rowan’s continued failure to take action against Archbishop Malango’s and Bishop Kunonga’s oppression – the word is no exaggeration – of faithful Anglicans in Zimbabwe. And then there’s the matter of Lake Malawi… Archbishop Rowan’s concern for “due process” and… Read more »

Edward
Edward
15 years ago

In his interview + Baines notes that there are some who call themselves anglican who are ‘in reality nonconformists’ – an excellent assesment !

Rupert Standring
Rupert Standring
15 years ago

Sometimes consecration makes labels come unstuck!

Alan Marsh
Alan Marsh
15 years ago

Baines is an impeccable follower of Tom Butler, from the diocese of Leicester to Southwark, onwards and upwards!

Rupert Standring
Rupert Standring
15 years ago

Nick Baines ducked two important questions in his interview:
1. If the Bishop of Southwark was right to revoke Richard Coekin’s licence was the Archbishop right to make him give it back?

2. If the Bishop of Southwark’s actions were referred to as “seriously flawed”, “disproportionate”, and “inappropriate” then they weren’t reversed because of a technicality?

Dave
Dave
15 years ago

+Croydon said: “Some people who claim to be Anglicans are really non-conformists”… I think that in the end, most evangelicals submit to the authority of Scripture before the authority of Bishops and the church’s synods. So the further the HoB allows the church to drift away from Scriptural/Traditional faith and morality, the less conformist we will become! But the abandonment of Scripture is not Anglican.

There are some people who claim to be Anglicans who don’t even believe the historical Creeds, Bp Baines! At least non-conformists are Christians…

Peter
Peter
15 years ago

Nick Baines gives a partial and misleading version of the facts – as does Tom Butler’s statement on the Southwark website

The principle reason given for the decision to reverse Coekin’s suspension is that it was a disproportionate response. The technical flaws in “due process” are a secondary matter

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