What the Women Bishops Debacle Reveals

John Stevens (FIEC National Director) has written a great assessment of the rejection by General Synod of legislation to bring in women bishops.

He says:

  1. It reveals the confused reality of the Church of England
  2. It reveals the irrelevance of the church to national life
  3. It reveals the naiveté of thinking that women bishops will make the church more effective in mission
  4. It reveals that the consecration of women bishops is inevitable
  5. It reveals that the arguments used by supporters of women bishops make the acceptance of practising homosexual clergy and bishops equally inevitable
  6. It reveals the impossibility of a state church acting as a prophetic gospel voice in the nation
  7. It reveals the lack of a long-term future for conservative evangelicals in the Church of England

Read the whole response HERE.