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Why the Lambeth agenda is just right

Stephen Bates has written a great prĂ©cis of the Anglican Communion’s present difficulties. Bates has also got the dynamics of Anglican meetings, money, and men (yes, the trouble-makers are all men) just right: Thus,...

Emergent superheroes

Yesterday morning was not the best morning for me at Christ Church. Let’s just say the announcements got out of control at our 10:30 service, and leave it at that. I was in a...

Enfants terribles send another dire letter

Puh-lease. Five primates, planning to absent themselves from the Lambeth Conference, have written a letter to 20 English bishops who had encouraged these primates to attend. These five primates call themselves “GAFCON” bishops. My...

Reformation redux?

Yesterday’s issue of The Monitor, Uganda’s government paper, had an article about the coming Lambeth Conference and the Church of Uganda. The article is revealing, though readers should beware of placing too much stock...

Myth and reality

I recently hosted a little dinner party. Why am I mentioning this on 7WD? Our guests of honor were Philip Chester and Giles Goddard, two good friends of mine from London. They’re both priests...

What if clergy were like professional athletes?

My friend the Rev’d and the Honorable Tim Schenck (we are both on the Board of Governors of Episcopal Life, so I proposed at the last meeting that we should style ourselves like any...

New life

I’ve just had to add a blog to my list of blogging friends in Rhode Island. My list is longer, but I had omitted blogs that hadn’t been active in a while. Then, just...

An Archbishop of Canterbury tale

Ruth Gledhill has posted a modern take on an ancient epic: Heere Bigynneth the Tale of the Asse-Hatte. An Archbishop of Canterbury Tale With apologies to Geoffrey Chaucer 1 Whan in Februar, withe hise...

Practicing what we preach at Lambeth

Next summer, lots of Anglican bishops will converge on Canterbury for the confusingly-named Lambeth Conference. Of course, a few bishops will absent themselves, believing that that reconciliation can only happen if people don’t talk...