The Episcopal Church has the opportunity to embody a different way. We are a Christian church, founded upon the gospel of Jesus. We need not give in to the politics of fear and exclusion, whether they come in the garb of the right or of the left.
The relative absence of evangelicals is one reason the Episcopal Church has become a poorer and far less representative place.
My journey into the Anglican fold was, in part, a move toward Rome (as well as toward Constantinople), at least in a certain sense.
The fabric of McIlvaine’s life was richly textured, a compelling and encouraging reminder of the continuing story of evangelicalism in the Episcopal Church.
Mine would have been a thoroughly secular life, if it had been left to the anemic liberal Anglicanism of the parish church in my hometown, or the chapel of my English boarding school.