I watched the reports of Bishop Welby's farewell service in Durham Cathedral on the BBC last night with a sinking feeling in my stomach. There he was, bigging himself up with talk about how awful being unemployed must be and how it is a disgrace that society allows people to suffer in such a way. Here I am, still unemployed even after asking Bishop Welby for help over and over again during his brief stay in Durham diocese.
My guess is that Archbishop Welby will be a politician who says much, and says it well, but delivers nothing of real help to God's children. He is all for talking about the gospel and keen on spreading it but my experience of him has led me to the conclusion that he doesn't actually know what the gospel is and has certainly never read the bit in it that goes on about helping other people when they are need.
Please pray that those important people of the Church invested with the authority to choose the next Bishop of Durham get it right this time.