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Anglican Crisis & Tanzania News
February 26, 2007, 8:17 pm
Filed under: Anglican Crisis

ANGLICAN-TV: Interviews from Tanzania; Bishop Duncan Video … (anglicantv)

JUST IN: Archbishop of Canterbury: Presidential Address at General Synod … (acns)

PEACE IN OUR TIME— “For all practical purposes, Katharine Jefferts Schori has admitted that signing the Dar es Salaam Communique was nothing more than a tactic” … (

GREG VENABLES of Southern Cone expands on Primates Communique and responds to Katharine Jefferts Schori’s interpretation; Archbishop Venables on BBC Sunday(e-mail, mainstream)

ROWAN WILLIAMS: “The Bible is still important to most of us.” Primates’ communiqué “un-Anglican”? Communion’s call to the Americans is no easy option(magicstatistics, freerep)

MATT KENNEDY: “Reading the Dar Es Salaam Communique Part 2” … (standfirminfaith)

DRELL: “A Response To A Suggestion On The HOBD Listserv That Following the Primates Communique Will Turn TEC Into A Fundamentalist Sect”… (descant)

THE C OF E PLANNING FOR eat-yourself-to-survive financial situation? “The £3.5 billion church robbery” … (mainstream)

THERMOPYLAE— “Apparently, Katharine Jefferts Schori really means to try to sell the Dar es Salaam communique” … (

PRESIDING BISHOP sets live webcast to discuss current issues; Presiding Bishop on the Tanzania meeting(

IN THE CROSSHAIRS— “Hutch isn’t down with Dar es Salaam but signed the communique anyway”… (

MONTREAL SYNOD and Tanzania; From the Toronto Sun: Same-sex marriages, ordaining the openly homosexual are hot issues among Anglicans(, t-19)

BEWITCHED, BOTHERED AND BEWILDERED — “The Dar es Salaam Communique has gotten poor Lauren Stanley all discombobulated” … (

+MARTYN writes to the Convocation of Anglicans in North America … (globalsouthanglican)

NO HELP ON THE FLOP— “I hope you get something on the turn, Kate. Spokane’s not on board” … (

CARIOCA ON Keeping Promises.. “These are agonizing days for members and leaders of the Episcopalian majority. As they continue to digest the nearly week-old Dar es Salaam Communique, a cold reality is emerging. They are between the proverbial “rock and a hard place.” … (

A PASTORAL LETTER to the Clergy and Laity of the Diocese of San Joaquin … (surrounded)

THERMOPYLAE— “Apparently, Katharine Jefferts Schori really means to try to sell the Dar es Salaam communique” … (

CAP’N YIPS Parish Update … (captainyips)

NON-STATEMENT from +Mark Beckwith, Pergamum Newark … (standfirm)

THE NETWORK THROWS IN— “Bob Duncan comments on Tanzania. First off, sorry to break this to you, John Chane, William Persell, Bonnie Anderson et al, but the primates do so have the right to make requests of TEC” … (

TANZ GUARDIAN: Interview with The Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams. Archbishop of Canterbury pleads for trust amid Anglican dysfunction(standfirminfaith, ekklesia)

COMMENTS ON ‘Archbishop Hutchison ‘discouraged’ by Tanzania Primates’ communiqué’ … (titusonenine)

COUNT STEPHEN BATES UNAMUSED: The Anglican primates have cobbled together a deal. Will it be better observed than the Ten Commandments? … (guardian)

JIM NAUGHTON: blood vessels still popping– “Alarming words from Rowan Williams” … (

ALL2COMMON— “Presiding Bishop Outlines Discernment Process, Schedules Webcast”; Two Home Runs(all2common)

THE SOUTHERN Bishop of Western North Carolina Responds to the Tanzania Primates’ Communiqué… (titusonenine)

IT’S A SCHOLAR! How bad is homosexual practice according to Scripture and does Scripture’s view apply to committed homosexual unions? by Robert Gagnon(mainstream, robgagnon)

TELEGRAPH: Anglicans to review stance on gay clergy … (telegraph)

PITTSBURGH— Anglicans face danger of split, bishop reports; one Rector criticizes church’s prevailing conservativism as ‘uncharitable … misguided …wrong’… (post-gazette)

MODERATE Virginia bishop illustrates Episcopal divide. If by “moderate” you mean “slap a lawsuit on everybody in sight faster’n you can say ‘dissident scum’ ” … (

LIVING CHURCH— Parish Unrest for ‘Windsor Bishop’ in Northwest Texas … (livingchurch)

REFLEXIONS from the Provincial Secretary – The Episcopal Anglican Church of Brazil … (standfirm)

ULTIMATUM FROM AFRICA: Episcopalians argue over how to react to orders from Anglican headquarters; Episcopalians Not Ready to Swallow ‘Bitter Pill’ … (journalnow, christianpost)

ANDREW+ — “Proof-Texting by Professionals: Inclusive Church blog has noticed that the proof-texting has begun as predicted” … (

THE PROPHET LOUIE CREW finally weighs in a bit: [HoB/D] Tick, tock, tick, tock; We hold these truths to be self-evident; Echoes of the Communique(

MATTINGLY: That Episcopal status quo … (tmatt.gospelcom)

THE COMPLIANTEST PEPTO-BETTY: Pictures from a Civil Union … (

UNHAPPY HOPKINS: The Emergence of Reality and the Facing Down of Group Belonging … (

FEEL-GOOD Church Displaces Faith … (standfirm)

READ THIS excellent point-by-point response to the TEC House of Deputies president’s recent statement on the Primates’ Communique … (babybluecafe)

EPISCOPALS weigh response to Anglican demands; Local pastor sees a time of hope, challenge… (

BISHOP CURRY (NC): Some Preliminary Thoughts from The Bishop after the meeting of the Primates … (standfirm)

+OHIO on Communique … (

AMBIGUITY PERSONIFIED— “That would be Episcopal Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefforts-Schori, who briefed the people at the Church Center (also known as 815 because of its New York address on Second Avenue) yesterday. The Episcopal News Service had a short piece that said little” … (reformedpastor)

LLAMA BUTCHERS— That’s My Church! … (llamabutchers)

NEW YORK: Three years of emergency summits, nuanced apologies and behind-the-scenes negotiating failed. Anglican leaders this week gave the U.S. Episcopal Church an ultimatum … (journalnow)


CANTRELL— “The ABC on the Bishop’s Response: The ABC at the final Tanzania Press Conference answered a question about the expected response by the TEC House of Bishops.” … (apostolicity)

+SAN JOAQUIN Responds to the Tanzania Primates’ Communiqué… (T-19)

THINKLEY ANGLICRINGE— Sunday Sequence. Reporting Religion. Sunday interviews Venables and Sisk. Faith, Homophobia & Human Rights. who are the Windsor bishops? … (thinkinganglicans)

AUDIO— “A BBC Northern Ireland Sunday Sequence Segment on the Tanzania Primates Meeting and Communique”… (T19)

MINNESOTA— Episcopal bishop apologizes to gays. Gulick cites vote on ordinations… (

A STATEMENT of the Rt. Rev’d John Bauerschmidt, Bishop of Tennessee, concerning the Primates’ Communiqué of 19th February, 2007 … (titusonenine)

LA TIMES— A closer look at Anglican debate on gay issues … (latimes)

JEFFERTS SCHORI says Anglicans must keep the door open on conversations about sexuality… (ekklesia)

WE’VE NO IDEA: “Postcard from a man on the edge”;and Lent 1: The Primates were worshipping Satan in Dar, dontcha know; U.S. Episcopal Church reaches a crossroads; Schism tears at church’s fabric(telling-secrets, transfigurations)

Other News

AND GOD HARDENED PHARAOH’S HEART— Bishop of Chicago’s response to Resurrection Church. Says Drell: “I can’t believe they wouldn’t even let them buy it. I can’t believe they didn’t just give it to them considering the Diocese of Chicago and the Episcopal Church never did one thing to help this congregation.” Not just that: hese people also faithfully suffered under then-diocesan Frank T. Griswold, III, who was a nasty piece of work even back then … (freerep, drell)

+LIPSCOMB of the Episcopal Diocese of Southwest Florida has Parkinson’s disease and malaria, and is on medical leave. Here he works on writing the proposal for his dissertation for his PHD. … (

VIRGINIA Dioceses Take No Stance on Communique’s Demands … (standfirminfaith)

DEAR LIBERAL ECUSIACS— “Religion isn’ t the sickness. It’s the cure. Our correspondent on the moral failure of modernism” … (timesonline)

FEEL THE THRILL— Excerpts from The Complete Guide to General Synod 2007: “O being so far, whom we don’t know/ Bless us, your equals here below…”; But wait! There’s more! Excerpts from The Complete Guide to General Synod 2007 … (

UP NEXT, the Presbyterian Church USA … (descant)

RENEGADE COURTS— Same-sex teaching upheld: Lexington parents say they’ll appeal … (

BEAR BLOG: A Canadian Prof under attack for the crime of proclaiming Christian morality– “As I slither down the rabbit hole into my 101st dark moonless night of clinical depression since 1969, I have decided to make one last try at settling my account with the administration of Cape Breton University. It is probably too late, but here we go.To wit: Dear Dr Secco” … (Bearblog)

SMALL DEAD ANIMALS— What leftists do (instead of, you know, anything useful) … (smalldeadanima)

LONGENECKER— “The Church Mediocre” … (gkupsidedown)

SHRINKING & POST-CHRISTIAN? Make sure you’ve got a nice diocesan badge! … (

DOUG GILES: I’m not Homophobic; I’m Chick-O-Centric … (townhall)

THE UNTIED STATES— Gay-Rights Advances Likely in Congress … (

CONFESSING READER— Saint Matthias the Apostle … (reader)

LUNATIC STAND FIRM webmaster speaks of himself in terms of “Returning from the Dead”; no word on if he can walk on water or vaguely inspire ECUSA liberals to be nice and make the world a better place (except to their conservative brethern & sistern) … (standfirm)

WHERE WE ARE: “Despite the rhetoric of “peace” and “love” and “brotherhood” and “justice” that emanates from the left and from Islam (the “religion of peace”), both subscribe to their own unique brand of “jihad” (the political left prefers to call it “revolution”). Both are quite comfortable with initiating and using force up to and including terrorism to achieve their ends. Of course, they generally couch it in terms of self-defense–and that is why identity politics and the quest for ultimate victimization from the imperialist/ capitalistist West (Marx’s “oppressed” vs “oppressor” dialectic applied via multiculturalism) come into play”… (

GADGET VICAR— “24” Series 7 (Episode 2) … (gadgetvicar)

OBEY CaNN, or we unleash the monkey-armies! And no, your seniors won’t avail you … (wafflinganglican, topix)


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