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Lambeth Conference Daily Account: Bishop Leo Frade of Southeast Florida, Bishop Dean Wolfe of Kansas

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[Episcopal News Service, Canterbury] Bishops Leo Frade of Southeast Florida and Dean Wolfe of Kansas offer the following Daily Account for July 30 at the 2008 Lambeth Conference in Canterbury.

The topic for today was The Bishop and Bible in Mission.

We started with Eucharist presented by the Hong Kong Sheng Kung Hui. The primate spoke about charity, with the focus that charity was required of Christians.

Bible Study focused on John 11:1- 44: "I am the resurrection and the life."

In our Bible study, we talked about the issues presented by the Archbishop of Canterbury in his presidential address last night, and how we should be gracious to each other. We spoke about the healing story in Jesus' willingness to put his disciples in danger on the way to the resurrection of Lazarus.

Our Indaba group encouraged those who had not spoken previously to speak to the group. This offered an opportunity for different voices, and we talked about being faithful to the Scriptures as we interpret them. We discussed that God told Peter not to call unholy what God has created. We talked about how our context shapes the conclusions in the examination of Scripture.

We had a hearing this afternoon on the Listening Process. Different people spoke on different ideas, different languages, and taking into account the perspectives of different peoples.

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