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press reports on the new PB

There has been a lot of press coverage of Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori. Here is a selection:

Christian Science Monitor Jane Lampman In turbulent times, a new Episcopal leader

Church Times Rachel Harden Jefferts Schori prepares for office in a visit to Lambeth

Associated Press Rachel Zoll via the Corvallis Gazette-Times Jefferts Schori: ‘Transparency’ on views vital

Reuters Michael Conlon New Episcopal Church head says dissent limited

Update Saturday
Associated Press Rachel Zoll Episcopalians to Install Female Leader and sidebar A Look at Katharine Jefferts Schori

Chicago Tribune New era in Episcopal Church

San Diego Union-Tribune New U.S. Episcopal leader seeks peace

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laurence
laurence
14 years ago

The new PB’s clarity of unwavering vision is very inspiring. It is obvious she will not relent ‘her first avowed intent’. She alo makes it clear by her vision and stance that liberalism is NOT about ‘anything goes’. This is the mistake some liberals have made–and it is always a dilemma for the liberal spirit to face up to the bad behaviour of others. Especially bad behaviour towards vulnerable or marginal groups. Some how folks who have the most tosay about fod and good behaviour often behave worst (in my experience). It is also the mistake that reactionary and abusive… Read more »

Pluralist
14 years ago

I can’t understand what all the fuss is about.

Ian Montgomery
Ian Montgomery
14 years ago

… dean of Good Samaritan School of Theology in Corvallis, Ore.

I thought this was totally discredited – she ran adult Christian education in the local parish with an inflated title.

She is just not qualified to be a bishop.

Charlotte
Charlotte
14 years ago

Laurence is spot on: “Liberalism is NOT about ‘anything goes’.” PROCEDURAL liberalism, the sworn oath to abide by the rules (or canons) of the group in which one participates, is the guarantor of safety and security for THEOLOGICAL liberalism, centrism, and conservativism. This is one of the hard truths Western liberals have been forgetting, then relearning, over the past forty or fifty years. As a centrist-liberal Episcopalian, I look forward to the tenure of our new Presiding Bishop, not because she herself is a liberal theologically, but because she seems to understand the essential role procedural liberalism must play in… Read more »

J. C. Fisher
J. C. Fisher
14 years ago

Such a sad-faced Pharisee you are, Ian. Run away now: the party, in Christ, is ON! Alleluia! 😀

David Rowett (=mynsterpreost)
David Rowett (=mynsterpreost)
14 years ago

“not qualified to be a bishop…”

what, you mean she’s not been baptised, confirmed and ordained?

Tobias Haller BSG
14 years ago

Fortunately, Ian, a significant majority of the Bishops of this Church — who one supposes are in a good position to know what it takes to be a bishop — do not share your opinion of Bishop Katharine. They voted for her in large part due to their experience of her ministry over the last few years in the House of Bishops. In the final ballot she had more votes than the other six candidates combined.

NP
NP
14 years ago

JCF – who is throwing the party you talk about where all seem to be welcome eve if they refuse to repent or obey??

If you write out all the statements of JC – I don’t think he would look or sound like the all- accepting person you want him to be – there is no value in believing in what you want him to be – please look at what he said and did.

Ford Elms
Ford Elms
14 years ago

NP, I read the Gospel too, and, while I am well aware that Christ’s return will be to judge the Earth, I’m sorry, I can’t see the cold “be good or roast” kind of judge you seem to find so clear and, for some reason, comforting, in the Scriptures. The only ones He ever addressed with threats of fire and brimstone were those who insisted on a rigid interpretation of the Law, not unlike yours. He talks of forgiveness, 70 times 7, and associates with sinners, not to bash them over the head with the Law but so that God’s… Read more »

NP
NP
14 years ago

Ford – The new TEC leader does not even believe that people need to follow Jesus to get forgiveness of sins – do you think the forgiveness she talks about is that same found in Jesus’ teaching? We have to take all that JC said and the Bible says in order to give a TRUE, consistent, honest view of his message. He tallks about forgiveness for those who believe in him, of course, but does he not also say “go and sin no more” rather than, “I understand, go ahead and sin, I have paid for it” …. and he… Read more »

Simon Sarmiento
14 years ago

NP please would you look at the article on TA above that is titled Jefferts Schori and theology and you will see that many other people disagree with you. These would appear to include Karl Rahner…

Ford Elms
Ford Elms
14 years ago

NP, You speak of forgiveness as some sort of prize we can win if we’re good little girls and boys. Of course the Saviour said “go and sin no more”. No-one is saying it is OK to sin. We just have different ideas as to what sin is. (Actually, I have heard a fair number of Evangelicals claim usury is no sin, and that killing in wartime is no sin, so maybe some people ARE trying to justify sin after all). You have no difficulty identifying sexual sin, but you seem quite blind to economic sin, the sin that craves… Read more »

laurence
laurence
14 years ago

Jesus, of course, was never a Christian and his message is very different from the Creeds. —far easier to worship him and ignore his message.

Why is bludgeoning still carried out in the anme of Jesus –well, Christ ? Ironic (mis-)apprppriation of a Jewish teacher.

AS I said above using God talk is no justification for bad behaviour !
As Jesus’ own message and his creative use of the great Hillel makes clear…..

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