Rowan Williams asked where would Jesus be, what would Jesus do, reminding me of those WWJD wristbands you can buy from all good Christian merchandising outlets! His speech was quite sentimental in a way and contained the following which I would be interested in hearing your reactions to:
"Jesus is going to be with those who feel the waterlessness of their position.
With those traditionalists feeling the Church is falling away from them, the landmarks have shifted. They do not know how what they have heard and taught and been taught can be life-giving for tomorrow.
He will be with those in a very different part of the landscape who feel that things are closing in, that their position is under threat, that their liberties are being taken away by those anxious and eager to enforce their ideologies in the name of Christ.
He will be with those who feel that their liberty to question is under threat.
He will be with the gay clergy who wonder what their future is in a Church so anxious and threatened about this issue."