Sunday, March 25, 2012

The Anglican New Math

Just a note: I do plan to write some commentary, and have started an entry, on today's Episcopal lectionary. However, I am at a pause in that process and will have to put up the post later today.

In the meantime, I am fascinated by the news release that came from the Anglican Communion News Service (ACNS) yesterday after the votes in England on the Anglican Covenant. Three more dioceses, Oxford, Lincoln, and Guildford, have rejected the AC which means that the document has failed to receive enough diocesan support in England to bring it back before their General Synod. It could come back in another three years, but even then, it would have to be greatly reworked. And who knows where we will all be in another three years!

So, you might expect the ACNS news release to reflect that kind of thinking as "the news" of the day. Instead, the release focuses entirely on the other parts of the Communion that have supposedly signed onto the covenant. I have an image of the flack writing this release sitting at a desk, hands cupped over the ears, saying "La la la la la".  I mean, talk about "burying the lead"!!

Or perhaps it's just the new math being used in the Anglican Communion Office...

New Math, Bishop Yellow Belly-Style
by: susangagelmt

3 comments:

Grandmère Mimi said...

Instead, the release focuses entirely on the other parts of the Communion that have supposedly signed onto the covenant.

In the future ACNS will refer to the Church of England as 'that province'.

SCG said...

Certainly ACNS ought to do that, Mimi! I have also corrected this page to actually embed the video. Thought I'd done that earlier...

Phoebe McFarlin said...

What a nice surprise to find Bishop Yellow Belly being interviewed by an intelligent reporter! Anglican Communion Office adding oranges, apples, plums and coming up with 23 rotten tomatoes! Wonderful...