From The Guardian:
Constitutional convention also mostly stops archbishops from talking about Jesus in public. No one seems to have told this one. He entered the room to a remarkable lack of astonishment, a lean and rather severe figure, dressed in plain black but for a clerical collar and an unadorned silver pectoral cross. He started with a silent prayer, and went on to a short spoken one.
Then it was time to watch his famous technique of management by self-deprecation in action. He praised his predecessor as “one of the greatest archbishops of Canterbury, a man of integrity and holiness, and great moral and physical courage”. The only comparison he would make with himself was that “I’ve got a better barber and I spend more on razors”.
He said he did not want Christians to agree with one another, “but to love one another and to demonstrate to the world around us a better way of disagreeing”. Judging by the last 2,000 years or so, this is a rather more ambitious plan than merely reconverting England – but he seemed entirely serious about it. This could be interesting.
Read the article here.