"Have this mind among yourselves, which is yours in Christ Jesus, who, though he was in the form of God, did not count equality with God a thing to be grasped, but emptied himself, by taking the form of a servant, being born in the likeness of men. And being found in human form, he humbled himself by becoming obedient to the point of death, even death on a cross. Therefore God has highly exalted him and bestowed on him the name that is above every name, so that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth, and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father." Paul to the persecuted at Philippi (2:5-11)

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

On transitions

So Rowan Williams has resigned. I admit I'm not a member of the Archbishop's fan club, but I found his words touching and thoughtful. For the last decade, many of us have focused on the fact that whoever the next Archbishop of Canterbury is, he could be a lot better than the one we've got. I'm sorry, Archbishop Williams, we neglected to note, all these years, that he could also be a lot worse.

No one could have kept the Angican train wreck from happening. And no one will be able to pick up the pieces. God Speed, Archbishop, and fond wishes.

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