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NT WRIGHT ON GAFCON - he's surprisingly nice about them


If GAFCON is to join up with the great majority of faithful, joyful Anglicans around the world, rather than to invite them to leave their present allegiance and sign up to a movement which is as yet – to put it mildly – strange in form and uncertain in destination, it is not so much that GAFCON needs to invite others to sign up and join in. Bishops, clergy and congregations should think very carefully before taking such a step, which will have enormous and confusing consequences. Rather, GAFCON itself needs to bring its rich experience and gospel-driven exuberance to the larger party where the rest of us are working day and night for the same gospel, the same biblical wisdom, the same Lord.

The problem is GAFCON don't think we're preaching their Gospel and that's the problem so rather than converting each other, we surely need to talk first. It's a shame the Jerusalem Declaration couldn't be gone through with a fine-tooth comb at the Lambeth Conference!

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