Thursday, July 09, 2009

The Bishop of Virginia speaks to why the Archbishop of Canterbury is making appearances at the Episcopal General Convention

From The Diocese of Virginia:

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

Ah, yes, the all so important "autonomy".

The individual has autonomy (free will) - to follow Christ or not - but once one has really decided to follow Christ, his autonomy yields to the authority God and the Church (although the excercise of his free will requires that he keep choosing to follow Christ).

Singularity or individualism, not autonomy, is what TEO has really - what I (or we) want is the most important fact.

LONE STAR

Anonymous said...

When I click on the link, it says "embedding disabled by request" ?!!?

BabyBlue said...

Hmmm ... I wonder why? I thought it was a pretty positive statement on the whole.

bb

Allen said...

Thank-you Bishop Lee for stating nothing at all and doing it so well.

Kevin said...

BB - I think it's envy - of the 157 views the Stats say 97 come from this site ... can't have you giving free promotions for them ... can they?

Knowitall said...

No probs. Found the video can be viewed by clicking on "You Tube" lower right or here from here

Knowitall said...

Bishop Shannon Johnston and Bishop Jones worth watching.

Anonymous said...

knowitall: thanks for the tip on the link to Bishops Johnston and Jones. Bishop Lee is a lovely man, but I think he didn't have a clue as to how advanced the disaffection for the church had become in the departing parishes. His general civility and courtesy led him to think it all could be smoothed out over time (like a few months - now it will only get smoothed out over a few centuries, I fear). Bishop Johnston strikes me as a more flinty type who, had he been Bishop in the Diocese of Virginia, would have been tougher on the firebrands on both sides of the schism in the 2000-2006 period, and would have recognized the need to strongly stand against both some of the extreme individual deviations from orthodoxy on the one side of the house, while at the same time being willing to intervene at earlier stages against those advocating schism and property seizures. It would have saved everyone a lot of grief and a lot of money.