VERY, VERY HIGHLY RECOMMENDED

If you want a beautifully written, truthful account of Bishop Gene's retirement and the reasons for it check out THE AGE (an Australian newspaper). They even got a few words out of the great man himself.

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VERY, VERY HIGHLY RECOMMENDED — 6 Comments

  1. Here’s a quotation from the article worth noting:

    Robinson is saddened by the divisions. “It’s an amazing thing and I often say it in speeches: you can preach a judgmental and punitive God and no one seems to mind, but if you preach a God who is too merciful, too forgiving, too loving, then there are all kinds of awful consequences.”

  2. Why do journalists harp on Bishop Gene’s “early” retirement? He’ll be 65 when he leaves office, which perhaps should be the age for mandatory retirement for bishops. I hate to see Bishop Gene go as a working bishop in TEC, but I don’t see him fading into the sunset.

  3. He’ll be 65 when he leaves office, which perhaps should be the age for mandatory retirement for bishops.

    For you, Mimi, we’ll make an exception!

  4. Mimi – but they like to make it sound as if he has been hounded out early by all the stress because it’s more dramatic, isn’t it. Drama sells papers, etc etc. Or they hope it does.

    I do like this article, but I am a bit puzzled as to why Mad Priest thinks it is quite so good. They have made a proper effort to take an inclusive line, but they’re a liberal paper, so they would.