Wednesday, May 09, 2007

Time 100: Peter Akinola

In Time magazine's newsstand issue they have listed their top one hundred influential people and on the list of leaders and revolutionaries is the Archbishop of Nigeria, Peter Akinola.

Akinola is known for being one of the conservative prelates who is providing alternative oversight for churches who are unhappy with the ECUSA's recent shifts towards liberalism. He recently installed an Anglican missionary bishop in the United States, flouting both the Presiding Bishop of the Episcopal Church USA and the Archbishop of Canterbury. The man he chose is Martyn Minns who led one of those churches that withdrew from the ECUSA and is now embroiled in a battle for its property and assets.

Good call, Time magazine. Akinola will be speaking out for orthodoxy for years to come.

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