The Archbishop of Canterbury’s New Year Message
Though the Archbishop of Canterbury has done some things differently than I might have hoped, I continue to be profoundly grateful for his leadership of the Anglican Communion. He is often an articulate and prophetic voice in a world that has little time either for reasoned statements or for prophetic calls. In this New Year’s message, he is at his best. Watch the video here or go read the full text.
Before you start in on Archbishop Rowan’s response to GLBT issues in the comments, please note that I agree this is something he has not done well. But this limitation should not prevent us from seeing his many gifts of thought and leadership. I think Jesus had some things to say about throwing the first stone and all that. More to the point, this message for the new year is spot on, don’t you think?