Friday, May 1, 2009

The Right Reverend Wobbles...

Some comments are simply too good to remain hidden (and unindexed by Google) so I’m repeating a wonderful observation shared with us by Anonymous:

Wobbly Wabukala is not called that for nothing. An exercise in compare and contrast:


“When the Rt. Rev. Dr. Eliud Wabukala, from Bungoma in Western Kenya, was asked why he was going to GAFCON, but not to the Lambeth Conference in July, he told a congregation of Kenyans in his diocese that you don’t go to a place where men marry men...The bishop said it was a “hard agonizing decision to make choosing not to go to Lambeth...We cannot go there (Lambeth)"
With this:
“One of the six Kenyan bishops who attended the Lambeth Conference, as well as the Global Anglican Future Conference (GAFCON) in Jerusalem last year, has been elected Archbishop of Kenya...He is Dr Eliud Wabukala.”
Did you see the wobble? Read again; it's so subtle you may have missed it...

Thank you indeed, Anonymous. Few things epitomise the GAFCON spirit like this marvelous example – and isn’t it good to know that Conservative Christianity is still a place where men can sail whichever way the wind is blowing and still end up at the front of the fleet. Now please, nobody mention James 1:7-8.

I’m Father Christian and I teach the Bible.


Brother David said...

So, he said that he would not, but then he did!?!?

He must be a Weeble, because Weeble's wobble, but they don't fall down.

Anonymous said...

I spent time with Bishop Eliud in Bungoma in 2007, and was honoured and privileged to do so. I have been a Christian for 25 years and I have never met such a Godly man who lives his faith right on the front line, amid tribal tensions, centuries of evil superstition and real starvation and anguish. He unreservedly, and totally sacrificially, spreads the love of Christ where it is really needed. He has converted many through his evangelism and his example of a truly sacrifical and God driven life. Focus on what matters in this world. He is God's man, Shame on you.

The Rev. Dr. Christian Troll said...

Only 25 years, Anonymous? And you really suppose that is a figure which will impress me?

"Focus on what matters in this world?" - Does that include spreading bigotry, division, and hatred in countries thousands of miles from ones home? Or is that a a part of his ministry which people should overlook?