I’ve seen one or two articles recently, both in traditional (ie dead tree) media and online, noting how much blogging has influenced the current Anglican crisis. There is some truth in this, but I’d be the first to say, it ain’t all our fault.
When it comes to the Lambeth Conference, the only person that I can think of who has an invitiation, whom I could unequivicably say I believe should be there is Dave Walker. I’ve no doubt the whole affair (if it takes place) would be better with him there than without him.
It strikes me that anyone who thinks that Anglican Bloggers have really caused all this bother should have the courage of their convictions and call for the Archbishop of Canterbury to rescind all the Episcopal invitations that have been issued and offer them to the bloggers instead. Maybe we could work something out if we all met.
On the other hand, maybe that’s what we’ve been doing all along. We’ve got this vast, daily anarchic conference of Anglicans going on every day. Some voices are louder than others of course, but no-one can be silenced any more.
I think there is not much point blaming the bloggers. And in any case, there is no going back now. What we have, is here to stay.