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07 July 2009

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rache

ooh say hi

 ryan


>>>We were reminded that this is a renewal movement and not a schismatic organisation.

Hah! Saying does it make it so. C of E bishops certainly have no place attending such a schismatic events. And are you guys going to release the actual text of the Queen's letter? It's more than a little dishonest that the head of the C of E is being cited as supporting FOCA on the basis of Her Majesty's generalised greeting that has been made public. I know quite a few ostensible evangelicals who would describe themselves as "moderate" or "undecided" on the sexuality debate - are they heretics too?

>>>One person had been made to do placements in liberal congregations "to broaden his experience" (Question: Why is it never the other way about? In twenty-one years of church leadership, I've only ever had one ordinand on placement, and then only because he specifically asked for this)

If liberal churches (in SEC) are in the majority then ordinands would logically need to have experience of them which isn't true of evangelical churches. And what if - given that the SEC accetps openly gay priests (but not Bishops :-( ) - a partnered gay person was sent on placement at (e.g.) St.Silas? Could they assist in serving at communion (donatism being a heresy and all) despite not being allowed to take Communion themselves?


That said, lots of evangelicals wished me happy birthday today, so you guys aren't ALL bad. ;-)

( NB - Given that Bishops play cricket at Lambeth it's obviously the most Anglican and therefore Holy sport, so I hope you're following The Ashes ;-). )

Catherine

Re ordination of women, I have always understood that those poor misunderstood men who object to women in the priesthood do so because there were no women among the apostles. Well I can't help noticing something else about the apostles: none of them were aristocrats. They were all working class or lower middle class.

Since it is clearly God's will that only working class men should be priests, I feel a revolution or at least a breakaway sect is in order. No more ordination of upper class or upper middle class men!

Of course as a mere woman I can't do anything about this, but there must be someone out there who is anxious to cause even more trouble to the majority of kind, inclusive, common sense members of the Anglican Communion:)

John Richardson

Hi, Gadget. I just dropped by for a look at the blog. Is it me, or is the combination of light grey type against white a bit hard to read? Certainly I am struggling! Apart from that, though, good stuff.

Martin Ritchie

Glad to say that I know lots of "praying, holy, creative and entrepreneurial people" ordained in the churches, so something must be going right!

GadgetVicar

John, Hope that's better. Thanks for the feedback. GV

REVD JOHN

HELLO ALL IVE BEEN TO SELECTION AND THE PROCESS 3 TIMES AND HAVE SLIGHT DYSLEXIA AND YES IT WAS NO EVERY TIME WELL IM NOW ORDAINED AND AM WITH A ANGLICAN CHURCH BUT ITS NOT IN THE SEA OF CANTERBURY I DO THINK THAT MORE WORKING CLASS IF THEY LOVE THE LORD AND CAN UNDERSTAND SERVANTHOOD AND PREACHING THE GOSPEL THROUGH THE HOLY SPIRIT SHOULD BE ABLE TO BE ORDAINED MAY I OFFER YOU ALL ENCOURAGMENT TO GO FOR ORDINATION IF YOU FEEL THE CALL AS ITS GODS CALLING TO YOU NOT OF MAN BLESSINGS REVD JOHN

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