Three Stooges – Or an Unholy Trinity

Anglican Unity

I cannot resist posting this photo depicting united Anglicans (H/T Titus One Nine)

I think we could run a wee quiz:

1. Who are these bishops? (Obviously you can cheat on this one by heading to the source). But some readers here will recognise all three.

2. Which one is due to speak in Christchurch later this year?

3. All three belong to member churches of the Anglican Communion. Discuss.

4. Which two of the three belong to Anglican churches which are not in a formal relationship with ACNA?

5. What recent event might have contributed to these three bishops being in the USA at the same time?

I will post my answers here tomorrow morning. I will publish comments till then without responsive comment from me.


About kiwianglo

Retired Anglican priest, living in Christchurch, New Zealand. Ardent supporter of LGBT Community, and blogger on 'Thinking Anglicans UK' site. Theology: liberal, Anglo-Catholic & traditional. regarding each person as a unique expression of Christ, and therefore lovable.
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3 Responses to Three Stooges – Or an Unholy Trinity

  1. murraysmallbone says:

    Please forgive sense of humour.
    Three Kings on a journey, perhaps?

  2. Michael Primrose says:

    Hi Fr. Ron,

    Rather ironically, given the content, I came across this quote about the formation of GAFCON on the Web:

    Dr Jensen explained the reasons behind his group’s formation:
    “The homosexual crisis is only symbolic of a whole way of looking at the world, which many in the church had taken on as well, I call this postmodernity,” he said.
    “We have decided to rescue people in the west who want to stand for the old ways, who want to stand on the Bible”.
    “Secondly, we’ve decided to protect ourselves against this postmodern and relativistic world view that will come our way through the internet and other communicational revolutions.”

    Presumably this is meant to herald the apotheosis Dr Jensen into some contemporary, sacerdotal Cnut the Great, who, ordering the oncoming waves of the future to retreat to the well-loved certainties of the past, assumes that the waves will, without doubt, this time, roll-back at the cleric’s command.

    No-one remembers the story of the throne and the waves correctly, so I apologise to those who do. However, Dr Jensen fits the common misinterpretation of the late King so appositely, that it seems a shame not to use the analogy.

    Michael Primrose, Christchurch

  3. kiwianglo says:

    Michael, you seem to have caught on to the reality of the place of Dr.Peter Jensen in the current situation of stand-off – between Lambeth & the Anglican Communion, and the GAFCON Provinces of the Communion which, led by people by Jensen and conservatives of the Global South churches, have cut off from any association with TEC and the Anglican Church of Canada, in their acceptance of Gays in the ministry of their Churches. Jensen’s role was formative. He was the first international Chair of the GAFCON, and is now, since retirement from Sydney, its G. Secretary – still in a place of power with the mostly African conservatives who are in the process of forming their own sodality in the Anglican Communion. (Read sites like ACNA, GAFCON and Global South to keep informed on the growing divergence within our Communion Provincial Churches)..

    I, also, have written on some of the divergent church bodies on early items on kiwianglo.

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