I still do not see the Press publishing the response of the Diocese of Christchurch to the articles (and subsequent letters) about the Cathedral's request for a Council grant to help with running costs for the transitional cathedral.
Bishop Kelvin Wright, in town for a meeting of our bishops, has a superb post on his trip around the red zone yesterday.
Taonga carries a report on the meeting of the bishops, but I have written to the Taonga editorial board and questioned whether their note about the open letter of a group of evangelical Anglicans is fairly reported on: I have seen the letter and I do not think they are threatening to leave our church.
Commenters here might like to look at the last few comments on my post below re lay presidency. There I try to offer an example of how an otherwise fine comment veers into ad hominem comment. I welcome comments here but the simple lessons I need to keep emphasising are: do not use "you" language about another person, and ESPECIALLY do not make presumptions about what other commenters think, do or might do as a speculative extrapolation on your part. If I make some liberal noises about one matter it does not make me a liberal ... if I support penal substitutionary atonement it does not make me a fundamentalist ... if I admire the current Pope it does not mean I am a Papist ... do we get the point? I hope so!
Otherwise I am off to Synod and offline for the rest of the day, maybe even the night!