Can you say why you are an Episcopalian in less than 140 characters?
On the micro-blogging/social media site Twitter, there is an interesting series of posts this week in which all sorts of people are answering the question "I am Episcopalian Because..." You can check out the responses without even joining Twitter by clicking HERE, or join in on the fun and post your response to the question by adding the "hashtag" of #EpiscopalianBecause to your post.
Here are a few excerpts:
"When my church says that everyone is welcome and has a home here, they mean it."
"I'm Episcopalian because you can have the beauty of ritual and the freedom of an open mind in one place"
"Advent I Collect: "give us grace that we may cast away the works of darkness and put upon us the armor of light""
"I became #EpiscopalianBecause I liked the music, I stayed because the Jesus of the Gospel readings sang quietly to me of peace and justice."
"you aren't expected to park your brain at the door. Debate with your neighbor, then receive communion together."
"#EpiscopalianBecause we're serious about the longing for God-incarnate that's embodied in #Advent."
"#EpiscopalianBecause that's where God lead me."
"#EpiscopalianBecause #AnglicanBecause Leaders such as Archbishop Desmond Tutu"
"#EpiscopalianBecause Incarnational Theology, Liturgical Tradition and a willingness to be in the mystery without being compelled to solve it"
Also check out #LaughedInChurch for some good laughs.
Tip of the hat to Cafe news editor Torey Lightcap who started the #LaughedInChurch hashtag on Twitter!