Friday, January 05, 2007

Bishops Leave Camp Allen Quietly

The Living Church reports that the so-called "Windsor compliant" bishops have left Camp Allen today without issuing a public statement. The article begins:

An estimated group of some two dozen bishops of The Episcopal Church concluded a much-publicized Jan. 3-5 meeting at Camp Allen agreeing not to make a common statement public. Unlike the first meeting last September (also held at Camp Allen near Houston) there was no one present on the final day to help prepare a draft statement, according to a source who wished to remain anonymous.
Read the brief report at The Living Church website.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

No one present? Sounds like it was a bust. Oh well.

1/05/2007 9:56 PM  
Anonymous Dennis said...

A memory comes to mind. A Proustian moment, kind of like my own little madelaine in the lime blossom tea. And it has absolutely nothing to do with the diary entry or camp Allen or anything else.

I am suddenly remembering how, years ago, when I was a poor college student and one of the Bishops who attended camp Allen this week was the rector of my local parish, I had a problem with the low end housing I was renting. It had a small bug problem. And I remember getting up in the middle of the night once and turning on the kitchen light - and suddenly the creepy little critters who shouldn't have been there scurried away into the night without making a sound.
Like I said, nothing to do with the diary you just posted about the Bishops running out of Camp Allen without any statement. Train of consciousness stuff, you know. Just thinking....

1/05/2007 10:23 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm stunned that Duncan and Iker passed up an opportunity to issue yet another pompous, self-important statement on how very, very good they are and how very, very bad everyone else is.

1/06/2007 3:31 PM  
Anonymous JCF said...

Re Camp Allen, and its "Windsor way or the highway" invite requirement:

makes one wonder what would have happened, had ++Katharine shown up, without signing onto the Windsor Hivemind. Would +Wimberly have barred her?

[Methinks the lack of a common statement really is for the best... ;-/]

1/06/2007 11:56 PM  
Blogger The Observer said...

Has one ever considered the value of keeping the lid on the gas can rather than removing it to pour more fuel on the fire?

If the ultra liberal left and ultra conservative right (not including several of the "Windsor Bishops" BTW) insist on fully achieving their position, we as a denomination are DOOMED to schism. And contrary to popular opinion among some, this issue is NOT about operating within the confines of the Via Media as some might suggest. The Elizabethan Settlement was about compromise between both ends of the spectrum and not anything goes, or allowing all the right to do and practice their Faith as they individually saw fit.

It seems to me that both the right and the left are bent on dividing our Church and desires of the majority in the middle are to be ignored. I am an Episcopalian and an Anglican, and ascribe to the true nature of the Via Media, and fear that myself and all such like us will be the true losers.

3/18/2007 3:08 PM  

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