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Monday, December 18, 2006

Thank God that the Church of England has people like Bishop Tom Wright, who has issued this measured and appropriately strong response to the so-called 'Covenant for the Church of England' that was sadly issued by some (and I stress the 'some') key evangelical leaders last week. When I read their document I was equally disturbed by the divisive tone, especially given that an organisation I deeply respect has signed up to it (or at least its leader has). Tom Wright's document, though long, is a very important contribution to this debate and must be read by anyone who is interested in the future of the Church of England. I hope that, in time, the authors of the 'covenant' are able to give an equally measured and valuable response to his paper.

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posted by Malcolm Chamberlain, 3:11 PM


I'm not sure what I think of either document on first reading. Both seem to consist of attack under the guise of defence. I was surprised how defensive and inflammatory Tom Wright sounded but if he feels personally attacked by those he would otherwise consider friends it is understandable.

I had some other comments but on reflection I think they are best not posted publicly.

Richard L

commented by Anonymous Richard L, 9:56 PM  

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