Thursday, November 03, 2005
It is partly because of its general progressivism that I feel the Anglican Communion is basically faithful to its Founder. The Church needs at every moment to keep one foot planted solidly in historic faith and practice; while with the other it steps forward into the future. If both feet are planted in the past, antiquarianism and sentimentality result. Yet no walker can without disaster plant two feet simultaneously in the future. One must be the anchor while the other is advancing.
Not a bad thing to be. After all, Popeye chose to have a tattoo of an anchor instead of - well, whatever symbolizes forward progress.