Eucharist at a previous IC conference
I attended an Inclusive Church roadshow in Newcastle a few days ago (not really a show, nor on the road, but an introduction to what IC does and hopes to do).
I put a question at the meeting and was invited to pursue it further. In a more worked form it became:
How may power in the Church of England be patterned such that there is a reasonable chance that it might move towards a sustainably inclusive church?(Instead of the verb pattern you might substitute structured, embodied, enacted, realised, controlled, or others, each of which has slightly different connotations.)
Of course, the question could be put to any church but Inclusive Church is specifically focused on the CofE.
It's much easier to see contrary examples, of which parts of the Province of Central Africa has been a repeated refrain on this blog, but it is much harder to construct a positive framework, even theoretically, which might evoke godliness while guarding against the sins of the godly.
One might, for example, consider Mad Priest as a test case. His excellent sermon on bearing the cross of mental illness is well worth the read - including the way he was dealt with by the church, with a follow-up here. How might a truly inclusive church have acted?