…and various Anglican goings-on.
You’ll remember that I was a bit mean to Ruth Gledhill last month when she wrote a rather absurd piece stating that the Catholic church doesn’t think some bits of the Bible are true. Well, she’s back, but now with a blog. (That’s the plain version – you can also get to it via the Times website with lots of extra adverts and things).
It does look like it’s going to be quite an interesting blog I have to say. Whether one agrees with all her points of view or not Ms Gledhill does have her finger on the pulse of various Anglican goings-on. Take two stories from today’s entry, ‘Archbishop meets Gene Robinson‘.
Archbishop Rowan meets up with contoversial Bishop Gene Robinson for a coffee and a chat and (shock horror) ends the meeting with prayer. The people at the Reform conference get to hear about this and get a bit grumpy, with one saying “I am running out of superlatives to describe the outrage that I feel”. Goodness. That is angry. Too angry perhaps?
Meanwhile another Vicar decides he is going to go against every Anglican rule in the book (and the Windsor report) and fly in an overseas Bishop to conduct a dodgy ordination service in direct disobedience to his own Bishop. The justification being along the lines of “This historic move breaks with church tradition but was supported by a resolution passed by yesterday’s Reform National Conference of evangelical churches.” Well, that’s ok then.
Dear me. Who knows where it’s all going to end.