2/21/2011

The Reasonable Media, i.e. Anglicans Online, comes out against the Covenant

Anglicans Online, the flagship of Anglican web and blogging efforts, always noted for its via media, reasonable middle, fold everyone into the broad arms of its Internet presence, has stepped up and made it clear: 

"it's time for Anglicans Online to state that we're not in favour of the Covenant and cannot imagine a Communion bound by it.

At the end of its cumbrous process for approval, we hope it will fail and be heard of no more. If such isn't the case, we fear for what the quondam Ecclesia Anglicana will become."

Their argument is basic - the world is already interconnected, not by legislation or hierarchies but by the connectedness that comes from horizontal activities - those of the Internet, the cell phone, the text message, and yes, face to face meetings.  We Anglicans are becoming a world wide endeavor, not because we are becoming one church, but because we are engaging with one another more rapidly and with less reliance on governance, and often, when we get the nerve, to Gospel ends.

"We hope it will fail and be heard of no more."  Amen.

Thanks, many thanks, to Leonardo at Eruptions at the Foot of the Volcano."

2 comments:

  1. This is merely further proof that reasonable people were not the authors of the proposed covenant. Or, that reasonable people would have created a reasonable covenant.

    As I have been wont to say, we don't need no stinkin' covenant.

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  2. Or better yet, as AO says, we ALREADY HAVE ONE: The Quad ("available in 5 tweets" ;-/)

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