UPDATE: Lost. In the house of laity, by just a few votes. No women bishops in CofE for time being.
Some wise words are here, from John Richardson. It does seem absurd that the C of E has not understood realpolitik. As John says, if it had, it might be in a position today where it would have women bishops within a short while. By refusing to engage in realpolitik it will not have women bishops for a while to come.
EARLIER: As I write the C of E is debating a measure before it which, if passed, would see women become bishops in the C of E while allowing parishes which do not wish to receive the episcopal ministrations of a woman bishop some choice over having access to a man bishop.
I am sure the measure will pass even as some supporters of women bishops view it as an unconscionable compromise and some non-supporters of women bishops view it as lacking the guarantees they seek.
Quite a lot of ink gets spilled on this matter across the Anglican globe. My tiny contribution here is to see how concisely one can put the case for women being ordained bishops.
There is no fixed scheme of church leadership in the New Testament.
That is what I call an 'apostolic' argument: just twelve words!
However most of us like meat on the bone rather than just the bone, so read more, including good thoughts from ++Williams and ++-elect Welby, here or here, with other reflections here and there.
Incidentally, yesterday +Victoria left our morning prayers to be interviewed by the BBC on the matter. The interview is here.