William (aka Bill the Godfather)

William (aka Bill the Godfather)

Friday, March 16, 2012

Rowan Williams to Retire

Anglican Archbishop of Canterbury Dr. Rowan Williams announced his plans to retire today.  He will stand down at the end of the year.  Dr. Williams has been perhaps the most controversial ABC in centuries as he presided over the near breakup of the Anglican Communion.  While I believe his motives were generally honorable, the man simply could not assert himself and was totally unable or unwilling to act decisively, even within the admittedly significant limitations of his office.  My take... a brilliant man, but a very poor leader who is likely to be remembered for trying to straddle a fence that was on fire.

I'm not going to post any specific links, this is all over the web.  Check out T-19 for a myriad of articles and links dealing with the subject.

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