The Manchester Report
Woot! The Manchester Report (basically a ‘Should we have women bishops? If so, how does it work?’ kind of deal) has been published.
And the House of Bishops will be considering proposals to allow women into the episcopate (posh word for a group of bishops, the singular is episkopos) along with provision for those who can’t accept it, but want to stay in the CofE.
My bias: well, I’m applying for the ministry, and I’m a woman. Also, I’m convinced by the Bible that women were apostles, prophets and deacons, and by church history and archaeology that there were women episkopa and presbyters too (there aren’t any named episkopos in the New Testament, to my knowledge). For a good summary go here
I’m heartened by the news that this is being seriously discussed. It also means that if for some bizarre and known only to Himself reason, God decides “You. Bishop. Now.” that this is possible.
Yeah, because I really want to be a bishop. (rolls eyes)
Anyway, the Manchester report is out. And it’s being discussed. So I’m happy. Thought you all should know.
Oh, also, there are ducklings on campus. Near Claycroft, I believe, and also behind Rootes. They are so adorable it’s just untrue.