(read the original post here).
Incidentally, at the same time, another blogger predicted that this would happen: tip your hats to the mad black sheep of Anglican blogging, Jonathan Hagger of Of Course, I Could Be Wrong. Not this time.
There doesn't seem much to add to what I wrote last year (which still seems a good assessment to me). We know that he has demonstrated management and leadership skills in his brief tenure at Durham. A year isn't long enough to test his success in this area, but an Archbishop with a strategy for the church may come as a rude shock to the institutions of Church House and Lambeth Palace, who have become accustomed to running the Church of England as they please, without any tiresome interference from above, in the manner of Sir Humphrey to Jim Hacker.
We know that he is what we must call a "conservative" on same-sex marriage. This will upset many of the more liberal wing of the Church, but intriguingly, we also know that liberal attack-dog Giles Fraser thinks he is a good bloke. Is this an early sign that Justin has the knack of leadership by consensus that Rowan, despite his many and huge gifts, was never quite able to pull off? Let's hope so.
And we know from various speeches and his appointment to the Parliamentary panel examining the ethics of banking, that he is literate in the language of finance and economics. The Crown Nominations Commission has given us an Archbishop who can speak about the most crucial political question of the day. Perhaps they did know what they were doing after all. Or at least, as somebody once said, "the fools have chosen the right man".
I don't know much, but it seems a good appointment to me. What I do know is that he'll need all the support he can get. You have our prayers, [nearly] Archbishop.