+Bruce MacPherson Has Been Invited and Will Be Attending GAFCON in Israel

Obviously, this is a very welcome development and an indicator of where Western Louisiana stands with the broader Communion.

14 Responses to “+Bruce MacPherson Has Been Invited and Will Be Attending GAFCON in Israel”

  1. 1 tjmcmahon January 14, 2008 at 7:34 pm

    I will say here what I said on SF:

    And what I should have said:
    The good bishop will be in our prayers. It is a sad day when registering for a conference requires courage, but that sad day is upon us. No doubt this will not sit well with 815. Thankfully, for all of us, there are a few bishops who still answer to a higher power.

  2. 2 Alice C. Linsley January 14, 2008 at 7:52 pm

    And I will repeat what I said over at Midwest Conservative Journal:

    Whoopie! If this moderate, wise and prayerful bishop plans to attend GAFCON, it is because he recognizes that TEC’s future (unless its leaders repent) is very bleak.

  3. 3 ted mcwhorter January 14, 2008 at 8:03 pm

    +Bruce has been invited to be on the PB’s advisory council, to address the Primates in Tanzania, and now to GAFCON. He embodies both Reason and Tradition more than any bishop I am aware of. These invitations flow from that I am sure. That he is orthodox and scripture believing is known. He is, as well, courageous. He reminded us that his name is pronounced “Mac Furr son.” “No fear in MacPherson” was his comment. Believe it.

    Make a good Primate for North America I’m thinkin.


  4. 4 John in the Middle January 14, 2008 at 8:33 pm

    Sure does sound like a nice trip.

  5. 5 Truth Unites...and Divides January 14, 2008 at 9:42 pm

    I posted the following at MCJ:

    Does anyone know how +McPherson fared in New Orleans at the House of Bishops meeting there? Is he of the same mettle as +Schofield, +Iker, and +Duncan? Or can he at least develop the same strength of character as these men when the persecutions inevitably come. Or will he be blown away with the wind like the “Windsor” bishops Wimperly, Dorsey Henderson, Bauerschmidtt, John Howe, et al…?

  6. 6 Rudy January 14, 2008 at 11:26 pm

    It is certainly an honor to the Diocese of Western Louisiana that Bishop MacPherson was invited to address the primates at Dar-es-Salaam, and I think it is equally significant that he was invited to GAFCON and has accepted this invitation. He is a person who can stand in the middle (don’t ask me where that middle is, please) but who is respected by all sides.

    (a former moderate)

  7. 7 Joe Trimble January 15, 2008 at 7:50 am

    “WIndsor Bishops” as a separate species have about gone extinct. Perhaps the “GAFCON Bishop” is the new variety we need to pin our hopes on. It is a courageous step and hugely encouraging for the orthdox in WLA.

  8. 8 Canon Gregg L. Riley January 15, 2008 at 9:09 pm


    I learned today that our Bishop is not going to represent WLA ta Gafcon but as a Bishop of the Anglican Communion.

    Canon G+

  9. 9 Bill, Jr. January 15, 2008 at 9:33 pm

    What does it mean he isn’t representing WLA?

  10. 10 Canon Gregg L. Riley January 15, 2008 at 11:03 pm


    He has been invited as a Bishop of the Anglican Communion. He is going as an individual.

    Canon G+

  11. 11 Julie January 16, 2008 at 2:48 am

    Is that significant?

  12. 12 Alice C. Linsley January 21, 2008 at 10:51 pm

    Very significant! And that is as it should be, since as Diocesan he must provide pastoral oversight to all in WLA, and there are some who disapprove of GAFCON.

  13. 13 Sinner January 24, 2008 at 3:54 am

    Alice – not, it’s disgusting. In fact it is not really possible, and if it is, he is in breach of his ordination vows.And if there happen to be heretics in WLA who dissaporve of GAFCON – that is, who are ashamed of Christ – the sooner they are inhibited and thrown out of the church the better!Besides: attending GAFCON is clearly abandonment of the communion of ECUSA, so why not be deposed for a sheep as for a lamb?

  14. 14 Douglas+ January 25, 2008 at 4:24 pm

    “WIndsor Bishops” as a separate species have about gone extinct. Perhaps the “GAFCON Bishop” is the new variety we need to pin our hopes on.

    Funny. I thought we were to pin our hopes on the Lord Jesus Christ. When are we gonna tire of all this wrangling and just pack out bags and move back “home”. “Who goes here, who goes there?” What does this “bishop” believe, or what does that “bishop” believe? How “orthodox” is “orthodox” enough? It’s all enough to gag a maggot, IMHO

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