[Thinking Anglicans] 17 Oct 2008--I want to talk for the next half hour about our strategy for the future. We know that the events of the summer changed the outlook for us, but many of us don’t quite know in what way. Our situation is a bit like the present financial crisis, where it takes a long time for what happens to the banks to trickle down to the shop floor.
Put briefly, what happened last summer was that we witnessed three key developments.
First, there was a crisis of leadership. Lambeth failed to make any difference to the divisions in the Anglican Communion. Church of England bishops failed to follow the Archbishop of Canterbury’s lead at the General Synod over the proposals for women bishops. And it was GAFCON that picked up the baton so far as leadership in the Communion was concerned.