Archbishop John Sentamu’s Presidential address from the General Synod of the C of E

Posted by Kendall Harmon

THERE IS a commanding invitation which echoes throughout the Bible. It’s a message given at various times to patriarchs and prophets, to nations and to shepherds, and to fledgling congregations in the Church’s earliest days. “Fear not, do not be afraid.”

My brothers and sisters this is a message that we need to hear, because it seems to me that we have become afraid. And what are we afraid of? Of causing offence by being ourselves? Afraid of the future? Afraid of looking foolish? Afraid of taking risks?

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Posted August 3, 2007 at 11:48 am

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1. The_Elves wrote:

There was quite a bit of discussion on this address back in July.  We posted it while Kendall was on break:

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August 3, 11:59 am | [comment link]
2. Pageantmaster ن wrote:

What are the messages we keep hearing?
1. Do not be afraid - Sentamu and Venables;
2. Put Christ at the Centre - become more Christlike - Sentamu, Venables and Stott; and
3. We are divided and have made a mess of things.  We can’t do it ourselves - that is why He sends the Spirit - Sentamu, Venables, Williams, Stott, Harmon et al

Some days I sit and think. Other days I just sit!!

August 4, 7:18 am | [comment link]

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