Thinking Anglicans

opinion for Quinquagesima

Andrew Adonis has published this open letter: Dear Justin Welby…

Winckworth Sherwood’s John Rees arranges confirmation of election of new Archbishop of Canterbury.

Kelvin Holdsworth has The 10 Commandments of Using Images on Church Websites.

Douglas Murray writes in the Spectator: Atheists vs Dawkins: My fellow atheists, it’s time we admitted that religion has some points in its favour.

The Church Times reports on (Tropical) fish for Lent — young to give up most.

Giles Fraser writes his last column for the Church Times: Goodbye: I am letting anger drop.
But he continues his Loose canon column in The Guardian with The key to forgiveness is the refusal to seek revenge.

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Rod Gillis
Rod Gillis
7 years ago

Giles Fraser’s columns in Church Times have been thoughtful, often providing a unique perpsective. As a reader, I have frequently come away reminded of the adage “prophets and visionaries never settle.” His Church Times pieces have often struck a chord with issues on the Canadian scene–a reminder to our part of the Communion that similar problems and similar obstacles exist here despite our sometimes tendencies to lapse into smugness. On a not entirely unrelated note, The National Newspaper of the Anglican Church of Canada, The Anglican Journal, has an independent editorial policy. However, The Principal Secretary to the Canadian Primate… Read more »

Helen
Helen
7 years ago

Andrew Adonis is dead right.

Father Ron Smith
7 years ago

“Introducing women bishops is your first challenge. The public looks on with incredulity as this keeps being blocked, particularly as the majority of new clergy doing the day-to-day work of parish ministry are now women. A “back me or sack me” position is surely the way to resolve this. Whether it is a special Synod, or a referendum within the Church, you need to break the logjam immediately.” “Progressive leadership is also the only way to resolve the issues of gay clergy and gay marriage. Do not heed those who say that these matters are best left alone. The Church… Read more »

rjb
rjb
7 years ago

Douglas Murray is an atheist now? I cannot tell you how much that elevates Christianity in my estimation!

Father David
Father David
7 years ago

I’m sorry that Giles Fraser is putting down his pen as far as his Church Times column is concerned for – after reading it each Friday – what will I have to be angry with now?
However, “letting go” is a good and Christian thing to do. With regard to Giles’ view of the new Archbishop – come on, give the guy a chance before getting your retaliation in first! It’s difficult to know who Canon Fraser would have approved of as his first choice as the new ABC?

primroseleague
primroseleague
7 years ago

Peter, I think what you’ve done there is confuse the New Satesman with the Spectator – which probably not something that happens often….

Peter Owen
7 years ago

primroseleague – I do know the difference!

I’ve corrected my error.

Father Ron Smith
7 years ago

I can understand Giles Fraser’s reluctance to continue to stick his head above the parapet on issues that seemingly will continue to cause further embarrassment to the marginalised among Women and the LGBT community; especially now that the new ABC, who is an avowedly Evangelical follower of the ‘status quo’ on such matters, may possibly be coerced, by the conservative Primates of the Global South, to rescind the recent H.o.B decision to ordain celibate Gay clergy. For a Church Times columnist to be seen, by private conscience, to have to consistently oppose the direction of continuing conservatism within the Church… Read more »

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