Now is the time to say goodbye

Michael Bird’s exit from the Diocese of Niagara has generated enough interest to be noted in the secular press. Or perhaps it was a slow news day in Guelph.

As you can see, other than the bodies under the parking lot, the Diocese of Niagara is a veritable avian utopia:

As the eleventh Bishop of Niagara, Bishop Bird has borne witness to God’s transformational and inclusive love. He led the diocese to create a new vision for its ministry that includes a focus on prophetic social justice-making, life-changing worship, and leadership development. Bishop Bird is a strong and progressive voice within the Anglican Church of Canada on issues related to the inclusion of members of the LGBTQ2 community, the alleviation and eradication of poverty, the truth and reconciliation process with Indigenous peoples, and the global refugee crisis.

At its next meeting in October, the governing body of the diocese will begin the electoral planning process by selecting a seven-person oversight committee known as the Electoral Synod Nominations and Planning Committee. It is expected that an electoral synod will happen in the first quarter of 2018.

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3 thoughts on “Now is the time to say goodbye

  1. I’m not sure that “God’s inclusive love” is even coherent, unless it means he loves tax-collectors and sinners. But what Christian doesn’t believe this?

  2. A true vision for the Diocese and indeed for the ACoC and the TEC would demand a return to both the authority of Scripture and the full acceptance of Jesus Christ. The only legacy that will be left by Michael Bird is his active pursuit and worship of the “god” of political expediency and leading the church in the same direction. Hopefully those so-called bishops and clergy that seem to fall into his movement will also come to see the truth and repent and take active steps to bring the church back to the worship of the true God and His Son, Jesus Christ.

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