Day: May 30, 2007

Global Center: Celebrate Anglican Diversity

The bishops of Latin American and the Caribbean “call to the whole Communion to overcome the intolerance and rediscover the richness of our diversity. Distinct perceptions concerning the human sexuality are not essential to define who is or not orthodox. We cannot let the fundamentalism destroy the Spirit – who is dynamic and updates every time and every generation the God’s project for the world.”

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Lord Carey Undercuts Williams

Carey: The circumstances facing each Archbishop of Canterbury will vary according to the needs

of the hour. For these reasons, I believe, that Dr Rowan Williams should not regard

the advice he has evidently received that this matter [inviting AMiA and CANA bishops] is ‘fixed’ as necessarily binding

on him in the very different circumstances of 2007.

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Clone Me a Bishop

God created humans with free will. Christians must combine faith and common sense to forge a future that serves the whole. That doesn’t mean coming to agreement on issues that divide us. Often, people think of resolution in just such a way. They advance their position over and over in the hope others finally will see the light. Yet proponents of the other side have the same hope. We need to develop a larger vision. When will this be resolved? When will they see it our way? Maybe never.

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Free Will and Brain Chemistry

Reducing morality and immorality to brain chemistry — rather than free will — might diminish the importance of personal responsibility. Even more important, some wonder whether the very idea of morality is somehow degraded if it turns out to be just another evolutionary tool that nature uses to help species survive and propagate.

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Orombi Stands by Road to Lambeth

In the Road to Lambeth we said “We will definitely not attend any Lambeth Conference to which the violators of the Lambeth Resolution are also invited as participants or observers.” We note that all the American Bishops who consented to, participated in, and have continued to support the consecration as bishop of a man living in a homosexual relationship have been invited to the Lambeth Conference. These are Bishops who have violated the Lambeth Resolution 1.10.

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Passionately Christian, Compassionately Interfaith

Down here in the South, we always care about what the Bible says. No matter whether we are liberal or conservative, many of us Christians grew up breathing biblical stories. We did more than just hear the stories; we grew to see and to trust biblical principles. Even the strangest biblical material had a message for us. That’s why we called it, and still call it, the Word of God; it is living and active, sharper than any two-edged sword.

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Following the Work of Love

The gift of the Paraclete is one of the most remarkable of all the promises in sacred scripture. Through the Holy Spirit God makes it possible for each of us to become one with him through love. This is no mere metaphor, but something quite real and quite palpable.

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