Tuesday, 24 January 2006

An Elite and Ecclesial Acupuncture

I heard a couple of interesting things on the radio as I drove to Lethbridge the other day.

Ezra Levant, publisher of conservation magazine, The Western Standard, referred to what he called the “media elite” who are pushing the liberal agenda in Canada as regards things like same sex marriage. It occurs to me that there is such an “elite” in the Anglican Church of Canada which is pushing the same agenda in our church. I suspect a majority of the members of our House of Bishops are a part of that group. “The Class of ’86,” which is a group of church leaders associated with Michael Peers, our last Primate, would also be a part of that “elite.”

I also heard an interview with a Brazilian mayor who has written a book called Urban Acupuncture which is about the green transition in his city, the third largest in Brazil. His point was that the transition happened because of many well-aimed needle-pricks of action in the city rather than because of any huge, overarching efforts. I think that’s a marvelous idea for the church—ecclesial acupuncture—many well-aimed, needle-pricks of loving action for Jesus’ sake.