African Christians are rightly outraged when the very faith that the white missionaries struggled to bring them is then stood on its head and degutted of its power and moral fibre. No wonder the Africans at Lambeth turned on a pusillanimous liberalism that is rapidly emptying many of the churches in this country as well as in the USA. It is no small insult, when members of your flock and your own colleagues have died in defence of the biblical faith and ethic, only to be told that these doctrines need not have been believed after all.
Trevor Phillips dismisses the Africans as being part of the colonial and neocolonial establishment. No, it is liberalism that is on its way out. Lambeth showed in no uncertain manner where the centre of Anglican belief lies.
Prebendary RICHARD BEWES
Rector, All Souls, Langham Place
London W1Reuse content