BLOGGING BISHOP OF BUCKINGHAMTHROWN OUT OF ANGLICAN COMMUNION(INVITED TO ATTEND CHURCH SERVICES AS OBSERVER)

OCICBW... has received unreliable information from fabricated sources that Bishop Alan Wilson, the area bishop of Buckingham (England) has received a letter from The Revd Canon Dr. Kenneth Kearon stating that he is no longer allowed to preside in any of the Grand Tufti's English churches, although he will be allowed to attend services as an observer. Although Bishop Wilson had been warned many times in the past, he has continued to cross borders and minister to members of the Anglican laity, and even some non-Anglicans, in provinces other than the Church of England whilst cleverly hiding his evil designs on world domination behind the facade of his blog, innocently, but disingenuously, called BISHOP ALAN'S BLOG.

A quick check of the bishop's comment boxes on his blog reveals the truth of this accusation. All sorts of foreign ne'erdowells write in to him at his blog and ask him questions. Bishop Alan ANSWERS their questions and is invariably polite to them (something frowned on, if not actually illegal, in England when it comes to taking part in conversations with foreigners).

Furthermore, the bishop's clandestine ministry appears to take place on something called BLOGGER. We have checked into this and discovered that BLOGGER uses the GOOGLE servers, which are based in the US. Technically, Bishop Alan has invaded the province of the The Episcopal Church (who have also been crossed off the Tufti's Facebook friend's list). So, which ever way you look at it, Bishop Alan has not only broke the Moratorium, he has single-handedly wrecked it.

And we all thought he was such a nice man.

SERIOUSLY THOUGH:

If St. Laika's is electronically present in the US, on a server somewhere, should I be licensed by an Episcopal bishop?

And SERIOUSLY THOUGH (2), does the internet, and it's spawn the blogosphere, render the Covenant not only a stupid, stuck in the 20th. century idea, but one that will get stupider and more archaic as the world shrinks into one big, happy blogging Tower of Babel.

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BLOGGING BISHOP OF BUCKINGHAMTHROWN OUT OF ANGLICAN COMMUNION(INVITED TO ATTEND CHURCH SERVICES AS OBSERVER) — 14 Comments

  1. Answer to SERIOUSLY THOUGHT (2):

    Yes, although the internet may have to stand in line (on queue?), since there are several other considerations that have already rendered the Anglican Covenant a stupid idea.

  2. Shouldn’t be too much of a problem to get you licensed in the US, as a sort of CYA measure.

    😀

  3. 1) No – lay people can lead morning prayer, and we can get “pastoral” advice from anyone. You can be our spiritual advisor.

    2) Yes, although it’s hard to imagine the Covenant getting any stupider than it already is.

    (wv is “water” – dangerously close to a sacrament!)

  4. 2) Yes, although it’s hard to imagine the Covenant getting any stupider than it already is.

    This.

  5. The Net is going to obsolete a lot of concepts. Nothing could make the draft covenant any stupider than it is. Dirt is smarter!

    FWIW
    jimB

  6. LOL!

    The net is indeed obsoleting (lovely verb) many concept, and undermining historic control mechanisms. If we (including pointy hats) are intereested in what Robert Farrer Capon used to call “Right-handed power”, the outlook is grim (I hope). The old toolbox becomes irellevant and foolish more than evil.

    If, however, we are willing, in faith, to explore a different kind of authority to that of the scribes and pharisees, there is new opportunity out there to embrace.

    Thanks for raising the question — 🙂

  7. Ellie has a novel way of doing exorcisms. She stands in the middle of the haunted house telling awful jokes until the spirits can stand it no longer, and they leave, vowing never to return.

  8. And yes, Bp Alan, I like “obsoleting” also. Well done, IMHO.

    Where, by the way, did Fr. Capon talk about “right handed power”? I’m not remembering that but it’s been a very long time since I’ve read any of his stuff. Is this, perhaps, relatively recent?