If you are like me, then you have been following the recent news of Archbishop Rowan Williams' retirement. Also, if you are like me, then you are not Anglican. Rather, you are following the news because you are a great admirer of Williams' theological and spiritual writings.
But I must confess, in all the fall out reporting, I have gotten more interested in the question of "what now" for the Anglican communion. The tradition itself is very interesting: its origins, via media, its size, and its ecclesial/theological struggles with sex, gender, and women's roles.
Mostly, I get irritated with news concerning Canterbury. It so often seems to be too confined to a national identity. But in truth, it is the second largest church in the world. What is more, Anglicanism presents an interesting point of convergence between Rome, Orthodoxy, and American Protestantism.
I just discovered this wonderfully imaginative piece on the future of Anglicanism, after Rowan, by John Milbank (ABC Religion and Ethics). Give it a read, it diagnosis and prognosis more than an un-educated outsider, like me, ever could.