Jordan Hylden and Keith Voets have offered the Episcopal Church a commendable perspective on the future of our life together. Is the vision workable? Let me offer some brief remarks aimed at partially answering this question.
We fear that a revised prayer book would not be written for the church committed to the Bible and the faith of the apostles, but for the church of Moralistic Therapeutic Deism, with all particularistic and judgmental edges shorn off.
We write as priests of the Episcopal Church, which has now institutionalized doctrinal disagreement on the nature of Christian marriage.
"The Catholic Church of the 21st century will have a charismatic face," declared Cardinal Walter Kasper in the National Cathedral. His keynote address was the highlight for me of the conference held at Georgetown University "Vatican II: Remembering the Future" (May 21-24).