For some time, I've found a helpful metaphor for our Anglican controversies in "bull" or "cowboy poker." Indeed, I've written about Williams "calling the game" for cowboy poker here and here, with passing references elsewhere.
Well, I think that has reached a new stage, and the consequences of this are becoming clear. My latest piece is up at the Episcopal Cafe, and it's on this topic: how Rowan Williams has lost control of this game of cowboy poker, and what this is now doing to the Communion. Take a look, and feel free to tell us what you think, either at the Cafe or here.