¨Reading material favoring the adoption of the Anglican Covenant is largely a boring and depressing enterprise. The most common “argument” asserts that the Communion is in crisis, and the Covenant offers “the only way forward.” Some proponents assert that little will change if the Covenant is put into effect, which, of course, raises the question of how the Covenant is going to “rescue” the Communion from its “crisis.” Others invoke the need for “unity” as the primary rationale for Covenant adoption, though one has to ask why the unity of The Episcopal Church with the Church of Uganda should be more important than our church’s relationship with, for example, the United Methodist Church.
The Living Church*, which has long been critical of The Episcopal Church and which has adopted a strong Anglo-Catholic orientation in recent years, has been publishing a series of essays in favor of Covenant adoption in its magazine and on its Web site. Whereas I find the case made for the Covenant in these pieces ultimately unconvincing, the essays are at least interesting, offering more compelling arguments than I have seen in many places, particularly the material from Lambeth Palace and from the Church of England...¨ please read it all, HERE
Lionel Deimel’s Farrago
“Essays Favoring the Anglican Covenant from *The Living Church” on my Web site here.
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REAL HERO/REAL LIFE: Bishop John Shelby Spong
“I was simply interpreting a rising consciousness,” he said. “Whether it was race or women or homosexual people, the issue was always the same: fighting against anything that dehumanizes a child of God on the basis of an external characteristic.” Bishop John Shelby Spong (click on his photo)
IT GETS BETTER--Archbishop Desmond Tutu supports LGBT full acceptance and inclusion too!
¨Churches say that the expression of love in a heterosexual monogamous relationship includes the physical, the touching, embracing, kissing, the genital act - the totality of our love makes each of us grow to become increasingly godlike and compassionate. If this is so for the heterosexual, what earthly reason have we to say that it is not the case with the homosexual?¨ Anglican Archbishop Desmond Tutu
The No Anglican Covenant Coalition -- COMPREHENSIVE UNITY
A VERY UN-ANGLICAN COVENANT (click on logo)
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