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.
We are engaging a year of immersive Bible reading, filtering Exodus into every corner of our common life.
I was drawn back to the church of my childhood by the way Episcopalians worship God.
Ordinands are being set up for real struggle, if we continue to ordain more clergy than the church can responsibly support.
For those who take pride in being Episcopalian, I offer the following “Top 10 reasons not to boast in Anglicanism,” inspired by the Princeton Proposal for Christian Unity and The Gospel and the Catholic Church by Archbishop Michael Ramsey.
I plead for the renewed reading of The Innocent Curate, as a general portrait of an Episcopal Church in the heyday of its mid-20th-century revival.