Monday, 14 July 2008

Lambeth Conference Nightmares?

The whole Lambeth Conference process is about faith, and living by faith is a risky business. Meeting 15 bishops in Saturday, only one had actually been to one before so we're pretty much all Lambeth virgins. That may help us think different; what some would see as the greatest weakness of the process may actually save the day. Watching Alan Becker’s amazing flash animation, Animator vs Animation, imagine just how it could all go wrong...
video
h/t Hilary Unwin.

And just to say what could go right, given the anger and frustration of some commentators that we can’t pass imposing resolutions and play power games down at the cashpoint like last time, here are some pointers to the real power and possiblity of an indaba process from E. B. Brooks:
What kind of entity (notice that I am not calling it a structure, yet) would be about setting free, instead of creating boundaries? What kind of entity would be about improvisation rather than writing a script? What kind of entity would be about leading to the next level rather than justifying the current level? What kind of entity would be about the actors, rather than the stage, the set, or the director?

2 comments:

Steve said...

Looks like the Bishops may be throwing a lasso and a few 'missiles' at each other over the coming weeks! Lets hope that through all the controversy a way forward is found for all and that Lambeth 08 is established as a foundation for building bridges and learning to love each other as God wants us too.

andrew jones said...

have a great time at LAmbeth. wish i was there. Good quote from EB Brooks - who used to be my boss when i worked in USA.

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