Archbishop Welby wants to stem the coming tidal wave of decline in the Church of England while, at the same, prepare Bishops and senior clerics for leading church institutions. His approach has created controversy.
But while the convention was charging us to go in one way, there were signs that we have serious signs of dislocation that threaten to keep us stuck in spiral of institutional struggle and scarcity thinking.
The life of Saint Alexis of Rome invites us to examine identity in a new way. What do we identify with? How do we identify others? Is it by social status? Race? Gender? Or, might we learn to see beyond those things and realize that the beggar and the prince are the same?
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