Monday, July 03, 2006

ANGLICAN ANGST: Missionary Bishop named to minister to Nigerian immigrants.

I can't figure this one out ...
  • first you virtually destroy the foundation of one of the world's most powerful Christian bodies to the harm of your own sheep
  • then a shepherd of conviction, in another land, stands up to protect his flock, who are emigrating to another pasture without a shepherd of conviction
  • then, out of love for the Lord's sheep, that shepherd appoints a "missionary" to watch over these emigrant sheep
  • and you get upset because you are apostate and are not abiding by your calling?
Go figure!
The election of a Virginia clergyman to lead Anglican Nigerian immigrants in the U.S. is being criticized by the Episcopal bishop of Virginia and the archbishop of Canterbury as "an affront" and "neither timely nor constructive."

"This is not a welcome development," said Jonathan Jennings, spokesman for Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams, about Wednesday's election of Canon Martyn Minns of Truro Episcopal Church in Fairfax as bishop for the Anglican province of Nigeria.

"It's neither timely nor constructive," he said. "It further complicates an already complex situation."
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HT: Kairos Journal

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