Monday, August 20, 2007

40 Days



LORD, you have searched me out and known me;
you know my sitting down and my rising up;
you discern my thoughts from afar.

You trace my journeys and my resting-places
and are acquainted with all my ways.
Indeed, there is not a word on my lips,
but you, O LORD, know it altogether.

You press upon me behind and before
and lay your hand upon me.
Such knowledge is too wonderful for me;
it is so high that I cannot attain to it.

Where can I go then from your Spirit?
where can I flee from your presence?
If I climb up to heaven, you are there;
if I make the grave my bed, you are there also.

If I take the wings of the morning
and dwell in the uttermost parts of the sea,
Even there your hand will lead me
and your right hand hold me fast.

Psalm 139:1-9

5 comments:

Kevin said...

"T.J., I have reached a point of discernment about September 30 I would like to share with the Stand Firm T19 crowd and it is this:
Q: What will happen after September 30?
A: October 1."

As posted by William#2 on SF

Anonymous said...

"A: October 1."

And that's about all. The HOB will meet and make some statement about General Convention being the proper place to address the Primates concerns. And they will be right. So we can look forward to the next GC.

And if the GS Primates don't like it? Tough. There is no mechanism for them to discipline the TEC. Oh, scream and cry they will, but without +Cantaur on their side, it's just not going to happen, and he's clearly on record as keeping the discussion going as long as possible.

How about a count down timer for the next +ABC election?

Kevin said...

RE:How about a count down timer for the next +ABC election?

[*LOL*] -- Thanks Anon!

I'm not as pessimistic as your prediction, but do think BB is in error for putting too much emphasis on Sept. 30. Unless CoN is going it alone, I seriously doubt anything is going to happen in the public realm for a while. ++Akinola is ready, as you read below, his actions randomly appearing will be viewed as provocative, it's clear all systems go and that's the prospective BB is writing.

I do think there will be action. I think the Primates will be deliberate and consensus build and try to gain as many more orthodox communion minded as possible. Now I could be surprised, but the "nothing" model is what we should expect for Oct. 1, less we are needlessly disappointed.

The most intriguing have been the quiet forces that don't tend to make the blogs very much.

BabyBlue said...

Stay tuned ...

bb

Dan Van Ness said...

"Wait until GC" is perhaps the posture they will take, but it is really a smokescreen. Of course they cannot officially speak for the denomination, but they can speak for themselves.

It would be encouraging and significant if they were to go on record as genuinely accepting the direction offered to them by the Primates in Tanzania. It would also be very surprising since they have shown no apparent interest in doing that.

So dodging the issue on a technicality will be hard to be veiwed as anything other than a decision NOT to accept the Primates' communique.