I originally posted this before I tried and failed to leave blogging behind... thought I'd put it up again:
I started this as a post on Father Jake’s website, and decided it deserved a place here instead. I have been trying to figure out what the Anglican Communion is. Anglicanism has been described to me as a “big tent”. I see it more as a wild garden. It encompasses a diversity of beliefs that share a common link through their Anglican heritage and the Book of Common Prayer. What matters is not how we believe in Christ, but that we BELIEVE. We all still come to the table in common worship. This is what the conservative crowd is trying to take away from us. The “schismatics” want to change our church from a family, where our Uncle Akinola may be stern and talk funny, Uncle Robinson may be gay, and Uncle Spong may be out in the stratosphere somewhere, but they are still loved and accepted for who they are. When we lose that, we cease to be the Anglican Communion and become something else entirely. I don’t think I could be a part of that.