Tuesday, March 06, 2007
This morning I was standing in the shower (where I do my best thinking), contemplating a post I had read over at Titus1:9 about the twenty bishops consecrated by Archbishop Akinola and his posse. It seems to me that he is working hard to stack the deck and win "Most Bishops From The Blessed Global South" Award at Lambeth next year. Perhaps he believes that, through force of numbers he will be named Most Holy Pope of Anglicanism and move into Lambeth Palace. The Divine Sarah Dylan Breuer has a great post on the subject and about retired Bishop Bena moving to Nigeria (well, not physically, although I think that might be a good idea).
I was thinking about a post the wonderful Mary Sue had put up last week, how maybe we should get rid of all the bishops, which appealed to me on one level. The Archbishop of Nigeria wants more bishops while some in the decadent West are considering fewer bishops.
This morning I read this post at the Daily Episcopalian about nominations for Bishop of Nevada, and Canon Naughton asked for suggestions of which bloggers would make great bishops.
I'm a bit naïve when it comes to Church Politics, but I was really surprised when I learned that people actually submit their own names for nomination as bishop. I thought that perhaps the Nominating Committees went about investigating names submitted by others or following up leads they had heard from folks. I really think that anyone who wants to be a bishop probably shouldn't be a bishop, but I guess if one believes they are called to the episcopate, they might as well submit their own name.
Wadda ya'll think 'bout dis bishop thang?
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