Working on a Piece
I've just started a long essay examining the current furor in the Episcopal Church from the standpoint of insurgency models from Global Guerillas. Plus school starts this week, so I expect the posting to decrease. I may start posting little sneakpeaks of the ecclessial guerilla topic.
If interested in some background on the church controversy.
StandFirm and ACN (Anglican Communion Network) from the "insurgency" viewpoint.
FrJake and Episcopal Majority from the nation-state (The Episcopal Church establishment), traditional power viewpoint.
It's not quite right to simply label these two conservative (the first) and liberal (the second). The traditional conservative response--which was to decry the nomination of openly-gay Bishop Gene Robinson and work within the system (The Windsor Report)--has be outflanked by a further right (a neo-right?) upsurge...what I'm calling the insurgency/guerilla campaign. This group in Global Guerilla style is using web-based networking, swarming techniques, and targeted precision attacks to try to stall the traditional bureaucratic Episcopal Conference (a la US Military/Government) so that it simply can no longer bring "security" and "authority" to the masses, thereby losing legitimacy and collapsing under its own slow-moving inertial weight.