Thinking Anglicans


Ian Ellis of the Church of Ireland Gazette has interviewed Rowan Williams. You can listen to the interview here. Topics include Christian Aid and the European Union; there’s a list of contents with timings below the fold.

Kelvin Holdsworth blogs about The Peace and Unity and Order of the Church.

Rachel Mann blogs on Headship and Holiness: ‘It’s a Trap!’ or ‘Why the Bishop of Maidstone might be particularly bad news for Conservative Evangelicals’

Contents of the Rowan Williams interview

00:00-01:08 General comments on Christian Aid
01:08-03:02 Tackling the roots of poverty
03:02-04:24 Charity work and political involvement
04:24-06:48 The Anglican Alliance (Aid & Development)
06:48-09:27 Response to Pope Francis’ 25th November speech at the EU Parliament
09:27-11:17 Human Rights and the religious perspective
11:17-12:38 Vision for UK in relation to the European Union
12:38-14:46 Momentum in the UK for withdrawal from the EU
14:46-15:56 Christian Aid in Britain and Ireland

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Lorenzo Fernandez-Vicente
Lorenzo Fernandez-Vicente

I’m with Rachel, the media will now have a go-to person whenever they want the church to look ridiculous or out of step

Rod Gillis
Rod Gillis

Thanks for the article by Kelvin Holdsworth. I’m not up to speed on all the local details, but even so, the general thrust of his opinion is engaging. I was interested in one comment he makes toward the end:

“I personally never renew my ordination vows at the annual chrism mass where such things are done.”

I stopped attending the Chrism/Renewal of Vows about a decade before I retired. For one thing, while ostensibly about collegiality, I came to the conclusion that the subtext is, renewing one’s oath of loyalty to one episcopal overlord.