I’ve been spending time over at the AEC blog recently, and it seems like a good time to give a brief summary of the goings-on here as well.
On the West and East coast Bishops have been behaving badly. Over on the West, the Bishop decided to change locks as an alternative way to resolve a dispute. The courts soon put paid to that behaviour. Now that any modicum of trust has been lost, we await to see the what will happen next.
Out in the East it appears that a small faction (albeit a faction with high social standing) within a parish have bent the ear of the Bishop to get the priest removed. As an perhaps unintended consequence of the move, it appears that much of the parish has woken up to the predicament of the Anglican Church of Canada, as can be seen in the comments here.
During this time the House of Bishops met, and failed to address concerns raised regarding the drift of the church away from anything resembling orthodoxy. Rather the path of litigation and the claiming of the turf was confirmed.
Well, truly this does not make for positive reading. However it is the current state of the Anglican Church, and an indication as to why there is so much upheaval at present. The short story – two gospels, one church.
Something very different up next….you’ll be glad to hear!