The Sunday Telegraph has published its list of the 50 most influential figures in the Anglican church. It's called the Lambeth Power List, so you can tell how much a Christian understanding of leadership and influence is at work here. None whatsoever. It's therefore a shame that some Christian commentators have been part of putting this together.
The top 10 have all been in the media on a regular basis, and most of the top 50 are bishops, academics, or people with high positions in the Anglican hierarchy. I bet Rowan Williams wishes he really was the most influential figure in the CofE, some days it probably doesn't feel like it. The only out and out missionary of the lot is Nicky Gumbel.
Neither the Father, the Son or the Holy Spirit make it into the top 50. If there are 50 humans more influential on the CofE than God, then God help us. Thankfully this is just another one of those silly lists that people like to read and argue over. I'm tempted to argue about it myself, but that just gives it credibility. Get behind me Satan, you do not have in mind the thoughts of God, but of men.