…art we’re doing this summer
Day: July 29, 2012
Contrary to the conservative critique, it isn’t what we’ve changed that is weakening our congregations, but rather what we’ve been unwilling to change. For all our liberal theology and progressive politics, we’ve remained rather stodgy in worship, wedded to unwieldy structures, and resistant to growth. When I ask young people what keeps them from attending church, the answer, predictably, is that it’s boring.
The Primates write that they “expect to be consulted on this decision of great importance for the Communion.”
Psalm 36:5–10 Ruth 2:5–12 Romans 12:9–13 John 11:1–7, 17–44 John 11:1–7, 17–44 (NRSV:) Now a certain man was ill, Lazarus of Bethany, the village of Mary and her sister Martha. Mary was the one who anointed the Lord with perfume and wiped his feet with her hair; her brother Lazarus was ill. So the sisters …