Monday, October 30, 2006

Finally, Apostolic Succession!

Does my shaking the hand of N.T. Wright (the "right hand of fellowship") and shooting the breeze with him for five minutes constitute Apolstolic Succession? Does the applying of his hand to my shoulder (his right hand, mind you--the one with his bishop's ring) transfer the bishop's power and authority? Is one hand enough? Does his parting words, "God bless you," count as the finally blessing/benediction and the fulfillment of my apostolic-succession ordination? I would tend to believe it does! Finally, Apostolic Succession!