Where angels fear to tread: GTS and leadership in the church

Raphaels-angels-cherubsThe Daily Episcopalian blog of Episcopal Cafe today published an article of mine about the ongoing turmoil at The General Theological Seminary in New York City:

So what fault-line does the General conflict reveal in the church? It seems to be part of a broader concern—anxiety even—about how Christians wield and exercise power, authority, and leadership in this day and age….

We can pray that the disaster at General may one day be a footnote in a fine institution’s history. In the meantime, I hope that it may be an opportunity at last for fruitful and honest conversations about how as Christians we confront the anxieties about power, authority, and leadership that exist in our church and in society at large.

I should have titled it “Where angels fear to tread,” such was my trepidation about writing about such an explosive issue. But the history of our church always has lessons for us and I am determined to continue to draw them out.

Read the whole thing here.


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