Well, its Friday and it seems as GC is still going strong.
Gerns reports a conversation with Sentamu: I asked him if regret had to with actually consecrating +Gene, and he said no. Our regret must turn on how we needed to get a wider consensus in the Communion. We cannot, and must not, 'take back' +Gene's election and consecration. Our regret is that we did not make the case to the rest of the Communion as to the biblical basis for what God is calling us to do.... Third, having given ourselves and our friends in the Communion space, we have the chance to make the case. we need to make the biblical case for our vision of the church and our actions. He says we have a good case, but that we have only made a start in articulating it in a way that others, particulary with strong, positive biblical approach.
Where conservatives hate fudge, AKMA offers precision.
I’m not defending vagueness, but rather precision — about matters on which there is not a clear, distinct agreeement. That’s not a vice, but a virtue.
On the other hand, I see so little clear, precise writing that I sympathize with partisans who doubt that official church pronouncements aim not so much at precision as at empty but congenial sonorousness.
We need more philosophers, I suspect at GC and fewer ideologues.
Anderson Blames Homosexuals for the decline of the Episcopal Church. 700 people a week have left because of liberalism, he says. Actually, the problem is women. They got jobs.
Bates reports on GC. Note the word "appease" the Communion. Appeasement.
Stephen Colbert interviews Rep Lynn Westmoreland. Colbert didn't need to do much. For a moment, Colbert looked really disappointed and perplexed at the very end, amazed at Westmoreland's limitations.