From the Revd Paul Burr
Sir, - The Dean of St Albans, the Very Revd Dr Jeffrey John,
says that the Church "does not deserve to be listened to" on the
subject of same-sex marriage (
News, 17 August). So on what basis should the Dean be listened
to? Does he not cut off the branch on which he sits?
He criticises the Archbishop of
Canterbury for changing his position. The Archbishop is someone who
chose to listen. The Dean is someone who counsels against
listening. It is not difficult to see which is the more authentic
form of discipleship - or of authentic Christian leadership.
The Vicarage, The Common, Swardeston, Norwich NR14 8EB