Skip to comments.Good Words, But . . .
Posted on 05/24/2006 6:20:12 PM PDT by sionnsar
Some of you may have noticed Ive been silent about the proposal Towards an Anglican Covenant (Apparently, that was the Big Anglican News trumpeted last week.) and about a recent statement by the Network bishops.
Its not because Im lazy. (Well, maybe thats part of it.) Its because I really dont have much yet to say beyond Good words, but Im holding out for some action.
And thats my thinking. There have been so many statements that sound good from Anglican Communion leaders in the Global North. But do they have the will to back up their words with action? I hope and pray so, but they have not yet demonstrated that.
And as Ive learned about recent Anglican history, Ive noticed theres been a number of times when the relatively orthodox have issued strong words and drawn lines in the sand, then done little as the heterodox go on their Long March to remake Anglicanism to their own liking.
So Im already acquiring a Show me attitude towards position statements and the like. I can only imagine how cynical an orthodox Anglican of longer standing can be towards all this.
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