No, not this brilliant cartoon by Dave Walker - one of his many.
While others are doing their own 'retrospectives' of 2007, I find that I'm stuck here in Gigglesville with the one term that has been bandied about all this year on both sides of the aisle.
The term comes, of course, from "the Windsor Report" which was commissioned by the Archbishop of Canterbury after the election and consecration of the Bishop of New Hampshire. It contained several recommendations as to a way forward that wouldn't split the World Wide Anglican Communion whilst on 3+Rowan's watch.
Recommendations. They are RECOMMENDATIONS.
Suddenly, there were "Windsor Bishops" who claim to be 'compliant' with the RECOMMENDATIONS of the Windsor Report.
We don't hear much from the "Windsor Bishops" these days. That's because the fabric of the Anglican Communion officially began to unravel when the majority of delegates of the last convention of The Episcopal Diocese of San Joaquin, acting on the strong recommendation of their bishop, John-David Schofield, voted to leave the Episcopal Church and become part of the Anglican Province of the Southern Cone.
We call that 'schism', boys and girls, and that ain't no laughing matter.
Added to all this is the fact that The Episcopal Dioceses of Ft. Worth and Pittsburgh are moving in the same direction as San Joaquin. Then, there's the actions of some of the Global South Primates who have been consecrating Episcopal priests as Anglican bishops faster than most churches baptize babies and sending them to be 'missionary bishops' to tend to the pastoral needs of disaffected orthodox in The Episcopal Churches (why they aren't made 'chaplains' is beyond me - an obvious discussion for another time and place).
Add to all this the bizarre actions of John-David Schofield - the who has declared himself no longer an Episcopal Bishop - who went to a mission church, The Episcopal Church of St. Nicholas, Atwater, CA and seized the property there which no longer belongs to him or his diocese because he's declared himself an Anglican bishop of the Southern Cone and no longer an Episcopal bishop (did I already mention that?).
What a joke!
Funny, but no one is laughing.
Except, some of us can't help but giggle at the irony of the term "Windsor compliant."