Day: March 4, 2012

Two English bishops wring their hands about the covenant

[T]he Covenant has no mechanism for improving relationships, and only explicit threats for diminishing them, in the text itself. It is full of good intentions towards “commitment to one another as churches” but when it comes to brass tacks it is all about the management of difficulties through the imposition of “relational consequences.”

Covenant trails as voting nears halfway mark in C of E

It is too early to predict the covenant’s defeat, but perhaps not too early to begin wondering what will become of the document if, in fact, it is defeated in the Church of England. Will that stop the adoption process in the wider Communion in its tracks, or will the Church of England have to endure the “second tier” status once predicted for the Episcopal Church?

Sparrows

My soul longs, indeed it faints for the courts of the Lord; my heart and my flesh sing for joy to the living God. Even the sparrow finds a home, and the swallow a nest for herself, where she may lay her young, at your altars, O Lord of hosts, my King and my God.