UPDATED: We now have the Lambeth Bible Experts Q &A up on YouTube. See below.
Bishop David Moxon of New Zealand along with the "scholar" Gerald West who produced the Bible Studies have just spoken to the press in what was one of the most infuriating presentations I have ever witnessed. I kept thinking that at some point the two presenters would come to their senses or that a third presenter would mysterious arrive to say that these two were just stand-ins and the real presenters were now arriving.
Bishop Moxon spent time talking about the Bible as being like a House. The Church is the roof. It was clear by the end of the press conference that the roof was blowing off the House. Gerald West, who designed the Bible Studies, clearly outlined that the biblical view by which Lambeth 1.10 was passed by the 1998 Lambeth Conference was out-of--date and spent his time basically outlining that the new way is the Jesus Seminar all over again. Next thing we know, they'll be handing out beads to the bishops.
By the way, we were informed by Gerald West that the "sin" of Soddom and Gomora was about their lack of hospitality. Even after Matt Kennedy confronted him, West did not back down. See video below.
That this is what is going on inside the Big Top is one thing. That this is what the Lambeth Conference organizers decided to trot out to the press is simply astonishing. If they think that this is the kind of the thing that will get Anglicans back into the Big Tent, forgetaboutit. And perhaps that is the real news - the rea news is there is no room in the Big Tent for those who hold the historic Christian view that we conform our life to the teaching of the scriptures, not reimagined them in the name of "process."
LATER: Sorry it took so long to get up. The wifi in the newsroom is bewitched. I finally walked the two miles from the Conference site to my residence, with one stop at Salisbury's. The wifi at my residence (which interestingly enough, is the same wifi as the one at Kent University) is terrific.