Paul Marshall writes
Updated Tuesday morning
Update The Episcopal Majority has now also published this article, with some explanation:
This letter was written by the Right Reverend Paul Marshall (Bishop of Bethlehem) to other bishops in the Episcopal Church in anticipation of the next House of Bishops meeting. Initially written for limited circulation among Bishop Marshall’s colleagues in the House of Bishops, it has been distributed in wider circles. We reprint it here in full with Bishop Marshall’s permission.
Both Jim Naughton and Ruth Gledhill have now published an article written by the Bishop of Bethlehem (Pennsylvania, USA) Paul Marshall.
You can read it in full here.
Ruth Gledhill has links to a number of other articles and has commented that:
I think he is being just a bit too hard on the Archbishop. Dr Williams has written about why he decided to invite Schori to the Primates’ meeting in Tanzania, and has also had meetings with US liberals that a fringe Bishop such as Marshall could not possibly know about. The orthodox are worried. Poor Dr Williams is being attacked from all sides. In the letter below, Bishop Marshall writes of the pending crucifixion and resurrection of The Episcopal Church as it is presumably ‘forced’ to split. But if you ask me, it is the Archbishop who’s being crucified here, not TEC or anyone else.
Jim Naughton wrote that:
…the bishop articulates what many of us have been feeling about the Archbishop of Canterbury and his behavior toward our Church for some time.
Certainly this contribution strengthens the feeling of American discomfort that I received from reading the articles linked previously.
Mark Harris has commented at The Questions get Sharper