Tuesday, June 13, 2006

Interesting Choices of Words at the General Convention

Yes, the ECUSA General Convention has begun. Oh, I should say the TEC (The Episcopal Church) now. So says TEC PR. They are also emphasizing that TEC has 16 nations under its hegemony, er, banner.

This has provoked speculation that ECUS-- I mean TEC is setting itself up to become kind of a mini-Anglican Communion.

I don’t want to read too much into this. But it’s something to watch.


Another choice of words I find interesting comes in ++Rowan Williams greeting to the convention. Usually such statements are rather innocuous niceties. But his included these pointed words:

We cannot survive as a Communion of churches without some common convictions about what it is to live and to make decisions as the Body of Christ . . .

Those are timely and needed words methinks. And it’s encouraging to see another indication that perhaps ++Rowan is under no illusions that the usual Anglican fudge will do.

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