Disputing the diagnosis

Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori’s impressive Webcast has clarified one thing to me. She believes that we and our partners in the Anglican Communion are involved in a conversation, in which, over time, our Church will have an opportunity to advance the ideal of full inclusion for all of the baptized, whereas I believe that we are involved in a power struggle, which, over time, will exhaust our energies, compromise our credibility, sow unprecedented levels of internal discord, and make it impossible for us to practice full inclusion even within our own Church.

I would like to be wrong about this because, frankly, it would make my life easier to disengage from the debate over how we should respond to the Primates. So I welcome arguments from those who believe that I am being overly pessimistic.

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