New Archbishop of Canterbury - Justin Welby


#1

telegraph.co.uk/news/religion/9663508/Justin-Welby-the-new-Archbishop-of-Canterbury.html

Interesting bio to say the least. I'm curious to get the take of some of our Anglican cousins here on CAF.

Peace,


#2

[quote="jwinch2, post:1, topic:304722"]
telegraph.co.uk/news/religion/9663508/Justin-Welby-the-new-Archbishop-of-Canterbury.html

Interesting bio to say the least. I'm curious to get the take of some of our Anglican cousins here on CAF.

Peace,

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Sounds like someone trying a bit too hard to be all things to all people - Halloween themed service? Playing 'Imagine' by John Lennon on church bells?


#3

As it is said, Anglicans are in their theology a mile wide and an inch deep.


#4

Not all Anglicans.


#5

Present company always excepted, of course :slight_smile:

Naturally there are plenty of Catholics who are just as bad.


#6

Fair enough:)


#7

It's only in the last few days that I've even heard of justin Welby but having read about him I think he may well be a really good ABC....decisiveness and diplomacy are going to be massively important in the Church of England and the wider Anglican communion.


#8

[quote="waterbrook, post:7, topic:304722"]
It's only in the last few days that I've even heard of justin Welby but having read about him I think he may well be a really good ABC....decisiveness and diplomacy are going to be massively important in the Church of England and the wider Anglican communion.

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Yes. My only problem with him is the liturgical goofiness mentioned in earlier posts on this thread. Otherwise I think he sounds wonderful. And that's not to put down Rowan Williams, whom I also respect (as, apparently, does Welby, although of course it wouldn't do for him to say otherwise even if he felt otherwise!).

Edwin


#9

Meet the New Boss, Same as the Old Boss.:smiley:


#10

Not trying to sound disenchanted, it just seems to me that diplomacy is a train that left the tracks long ago, especially for those Anglicans in Africa and South America.


#11

From the looks of it he comes from the more conservative wing (keeping in mid we're talking about Anglicanism). He could be good for the church, we'll see.


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