By Josiah Idowu-Fearon The recent gathering of primates has attracted the attention of both secular and church journalists alike, and the blogosphere is so full of commentary and interpretation that I can barely keep up with it. The good news is that the world has noticed the Anglican Communion!
Where are the theologians, in the wake of the Primates' meeting? Where is the theological speech about the schisms that continue to rend us asunder?
Some of us are both gay and conservative, and for us, the question isn’t so much how to hold diverse groups within TEC together — the more “progressive” lesbian and gay Christians “over there,” say, with the more “conservative” traditionalists “over here.”
What causes our divisions? Why do weak and heretical doctrines persist? I wish I didn’t find a solitary cave to be such a compelling option when I’m overcome by discouragement over the state of our Communion.
If Korea, Japan, India, and China shared a similar view on human sexuality would we blame “Asian” culture? This smacks of cultural imperialism.
News analysis from John Martin in Canterbury, and the full Primates' Communiqué.
John Martin has just reported on the Primates' Meeting at The Living Church: "Primates suspend TEC over same sex decisions." The report comes in the wake of a released, preliminary statement from the Primates, ... Read More...
Is the Primates' Meeting disconnected from the reality of the Anglican Communion? Jesse Zink has claimed that “calling together a group of bishops has rarely been a good way of resolving conflict.”