Tuesday, August 19, 2008

An Irish Moment

Yes, this sounds like a new brand of tea. I'll admit that. But it is actually a reflection on recent events surrounding the Lambeth Conference....

The Lambeth Conference is, precisely, a conference. It is not a synod. To that extent, its resolutions do, indeed, carry great moral weight, but the Lambeth Conference’s decisions are neither definitive nor binding in the Churches of the Anglican Communion.

Read the entire editorial here.

I'll try to post more of the reflections as they become available.

Sunday, August 10, 2008

Reflections on Lambeth

Jim Naughton, director of communications for the Diocese of Washington, writes of his recent experience covering the Lambeth conference. Here is a taste...

What is most objectionable about Williams' recent machinations are his efforts to construct a Communion in which only one response is permissible. He has sacrificed his opportunity to act on his convictions because he believes that his office demands it. One may disagree with that choice, but one can respect it. What one cannot respect, and must not accept, are his efforts to impose a similar sacrifice on those who believe that their offices — as pastors, as friends, as Christians — demand a different conclusion.