Christians cannot make sense of their scriptures apart from a listening community, Dr Rowan Williams has said. In a lecture on biblical interpretation he argues that both dogmatic and dismissive approaches are flawed.
Richard Harries, former Bishop of Oxford, has a fine and moving article in The Observer today - ostensibly about the dilemmas faced by Rowan Williams, but effectively reminding all Christians about something inherent in their vocation.
Dr Rowan Williams used his Easter sermon at Canterbury to highlight healing and reconciliation in Northern Ireland and the Solomon Island as signs of God’s grace at work in a suffering and divided world.
Episcopal bishops in the USA say attempts to impose a parallel leadership on them and to make them exclude gay people are against Gospel and Reformation principles. They have asked to meet the Archbishop of Canterbury.
Archbishops Rowan Williams and John Sentamu have taken their message about slavery to YouTube. But are events to mark abolition of the transatlantic trade ignoring the key role of black people in its demise?