I am keeping an eye on the Roman synod on family, Eucharist and related matters currently working its way through a long, by Anglican standards, period of dialogue and discourse.
I am grateful for correspondents who have pointed me in the direction of the following posts which I share in no particular order of ranked importance and with acknowledgement that there are many either interesting if not intriguing links which could be made at this time. The last post is actually about Episcopalian life but it bears listing in the context of this post.
Damian Thompson reflects on the politics.
Our own Bishop Charles Drennan, Bishop of Palmerston North, made a speech which is reported here.
John Allen reports here.
Then from within TEC a joint Living Church reflection from different if not opposing perspectives on the possibility of living with contradictory views. Are Hylden and Voets correct re 'comprehension'? If they are then the Roman synod might be assisted by reflecting with them. If they are not then we might better understand some of the tensions being reported on in the links above!
I was fascinated near the beginning of the Roman synod to find someone describing what they were trying to do as squaring a circle - precisely what I think we Anglicans are trying to do. But the process of getting there (whatever 'there' may be) has observable elements of running around in circles!