Tuesday, March 02, 2010

++Duncan: Covenant’s Proposed Standing Committee “A Very Strange Idea”

At the Anglican 1000 conference at Christ Church Plano, Archbishop Duncan gave an interesting and wide ranging interview to Anglican TV.

What I find most notable comes at the end of the interview. The Archbishop clearly expresses issues he has with the proposed Covenant’s establishment of a Standing Committee of the Anglican Communion. After saying that Anglicans are traditionally “governed by bishops in counsel,” he states that “a Standing Committee of the Anglican Communion is a very strange idea” and “a non-starter.”

I am very glad to see this. A big issue a number of orthodox have with the proposed Covenant is the said Standing Committee, which indeed is of questionable ecclesiology and would undoubtedly be stacked with the liberal Western minority of the Communion.

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