Monday, June 30, 2008

Presiding Bishop responds to GAFCON statement

From EpiscopalLife Online:

Much of the Anglican world must be lamenting the latest emission from GAFCON. Anglicanism has always been broader than some find comfortable. This statement does not represent the end of Anglicanism, merely another chapter in a centuries-old struggle for dominance by those who consider themselves the only true believers. Anglicans will continue to worship God in their churches, serve the hungry and needy in their communities, and build missional relationships with others across the globe, despite the desire of a few leaders to narrow the influence of the gospel. We look forward to the opportunities of the Lambeth Conference for constructive conversation, inspired prayer, and relational encounters.

The Most Rev. Katharine Jefferts Schori
Presiding Bishop and Primate
The Episcopal Church

Check it out. I have to admit, I agree with others who find the use of the word "emission" as odd and jarring. What is she talking about? Very strange.

1 comment:

Hening said...

Christ teaches us to react with compassion. "Emissions" is a dehumanizing euphemism. I can even take it another step since TEC is fully on board with the false science of Global Warming. Emissions is bad stuff from a non-human source. Much like spewing toxic gas into the environment. I'm sure that the audience that the PB is writing for finds her limited sense of compassion witty. Like everything else from her office, it is hurtful to the church, and arrogant.