Thursday, May 8, 2008
We just finished our annual clergy study conference for the diocese of Calgary. Our topic was 'Why Anglican?' and our speaker tried to argue for the importance of the catholic, evangelical, and broad streams of the tradition. Unfortunately when you ask the question, 'why anglican' you have to expect that people might respond, 'why indeed.' I don't think this week brought us any closer together. When the Lutherans did their study conference this year they focused on preaching and friends told me that sharing a focus that they all cared about actually did bring together people with very different views. I don't know that things were any worse for us at the end of this week but I'm fairly certain they weren't any better.