Friday, June 11, 2010

Can't you read mate?!

Andrew McGowan, Australian theologian and theological college principal presumably reads documents carefully. So I am intrigued to find him saying this in his commentary on the ++Williams and ++Schori letters:

"The removal of a TEC member of IASCUFO makes it a weaker body in all respects."

Now, when I read ++Williams' Pentecost letter, I read this:

"I am further proposing that members of such provinces serving on IASCUFO should for the time being have the status only of consultants rather than full members."

"consultants" = "removal"?

Still, English is an ever changing language. And those Aussies probably meet those changes before us Kiwis!

1 comment:

spicksandspecks said...

Hi Peter,
A bit of background on Andrew McGowan...He's the principal of Trinity College, well known for its liberal agenda. There was a dialogue in the Melbourne Anglican newspaper a few years back between one of their lecturers and the Ridley College (evangelical) principal about whether Jesus was the only incarnation of God's word! I went to the ordination service of some friends a few years back where he was the preacher, and he spent most of his time promoting women bishops. Fair enough if he has those views, but not exactly the time or place for it really. He also wrote a rather smug article recently about the newly appointed Bishop of Wollongong and his role in establishing an independent Anglican congregation in the notoriously liberal diocese of Spokane Washington.
So, are we surprised he promotes the TEC cause so vigorously?
Andrew Reid