Day: January 2, 2012

In renewing the Episcopal Church, what exactly is up for grabs?

Many of us are sitting in churches we cannot afford to maintain and listening to full-time priests we struggle to pay. In order to provide the props and actors for the traditional services, we call on a precious few to fill the roster of lay ministries. I don’t see as many people leaving the church because of doctrinal differences as from sheer fatigue.

God breaks in

Vicki Garvey, Director of Spiritual Formation for the Episcopal Diocese of Chicago, imagines Marys and Moseses who said no.

Flinging the doors open wide

So if you were a rector, or the leader of an Episcopal congregation, this is the kind of story you’d want written about you and your church. It appeared in the Newark Star Ledger. Of course, you need to have a ministry that justifies the story.