As the dust settles on our recent General Synod, both here and elsewhere people are critically evaluating what we have agreed to, via, let us remember, the unanimous vote of the elected representatives of every episcopal unit of ACANZP.
I would like to post here critical contributions from readers who wish to post them to me.* I am looking for contributions which in one way or another advance consideration of the resolution. Just a few pages would be good, not a tome.
The first contribution is from Rev Dr Bryden Black - I recently posted before GS/HW his preview thoughts. Now we have his review. Most pertinently, in terms of advancing the debate, is his question about how our church can evaluate a Two Integrities approach since by definition that approach seems to rule out appeal to a higher authority to determine which integrity, in the long run, reflects the will of God.
The meeting referred to at the beginning of the writing is the first of two opportunities for the Diocese of Christchurch to hear from our Bishop and GS/HW representatives. I was not at that meeting but plan to be at the next one, this Thursday evening.
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