Monday, April 18, 2005

A reality check . . . from a bishop.

As reported and commented upon at titusonenine, the Bishop of North Dakota is giving his diocese a timely reality check in asking his diocese the following:

The next General Convention is only 15 months away. Therefore, I call upon members of the Diocese of North Dakota, and especially vestries, the Standing Committee, Diocesan Convention delegates and General Convention deputies to engage in prayerful discussions about whether God is calling us to remain in the Anglican Communion or not.

Kudos to him. His call is straightforward without any convoluted happy talk. And people at every level of the Episcopal Church need to be alerted that expulsion or departure from the Anglican Communion is a real possibility and that hard choices will need to be made.

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