"The hardest thing in the world is to be where we are," observes Rowan Williams in his Lent book, Christ on Trial: How the Gospel Unsettles Our Judgment. Enigmatic though it may be, I think Williams’ remark is one worth pondering if we are to negotiate faithfully the current challenges before church and world. By reflecting on this remark, I hope to show why we were so fortunate over the past decade to have had Rowan Williams as our Archbishop of Canterbury. He is an extraordinary theologian whose work is an invaluable resource for helping the church "to be where we are."
This is the opening paragraph from Stanley Hauerwas’ tribute to Rowan Williams. You can read the full reflection here.