The Lambeth Conference cannot afford to decide nothing. By the same token, in its limited capacity, it must decide as little as possible for the time being.
Anglicanism is good, but it is not ultimate, only provisional. Only Jesus Christ is ultimate, and one day, even if only on the Last Day, all denominational identities will give way to the creedal and confessed one, holy, catholic, and apostolic church.
Bp. Love's position could easily lead once again to disciplinary proceedings, turmoil in the diocese, property disputes, resources thrown to the wind, and the collapse of another diocese of the Episcopal Church.
A study of Anglicanism in Latin America, Australasia and the Pacific Rim shows how the Communion has proliferated and decentralised in the last 50 years.
In parts of Asia, Anglican churches have grown quickly, had deep influence in highly strategic parts of the world, and may well expand significantly in the future.
Before and at Lambeth 2020, Global North Anglicans need to listen hard and speak carefully about African Anglicanism. New research helps people do just that
Can a Lambeth Conference speak the truth about both our walking together and our significant distance?
Is the Church of England dying? Is Anglicanism in much of the Global North on the way out? The answers to these questions are not simple.