Support the Café

Search our Site

Episcopal hype

Episcopal hype

Grace-St. Luke’s Episcopal Church in Memphis shares the hype about The Episcopal Church:


Lucy Owens of Grace-St. Luke’s Episcopal Church and Daniel Pigg created this ‪#‎Episcopal‬ word cloud/shield.

Tell them what you think on the Grace-St. Luke’s Episcopal Church Facebook page!


Café Comments?

Our comment policy requires that you use your real first and last names and provide an email address (your email will not be published). Comments that use non-PG rated language, include personal attacks, that are not provable as fact or that we deem in any way to be counter to our mission of fostering respectful dialogue will not be posted.

Oldest Most Voted
Inline Feedbacks
View all comments

^^ Sorry. Thought being logged in gave my name.

Here are attempts at direct links to the two most relevant posts, b/c it’s a page that is quite busy.

I also think there may be a generational difference on these things.

Gillian Barr


Perhaps you could all try following this discussion on the several posts about the graphic and subsequent variations on it on the (lay-led, 2000+ likes) Episcopalians on Facebook page–it would give you a much broader sampling of opinion.

[Editor’s note: Thanks for the comment. Please sign your name next time.]

Geoffrey McLarney

“may I suggest that you attempt to teach me why my opinion is wrong”

Jim was pretty clear about what he took exception to. What exactly kind of “teaching” are you looking for?


“the fact that Jesus was excluded is problematic”

Give me a break. Jesus was not “excluded”, his name just wasn’t uttered enough to your satisfaction (perhaps people were too busy actually LIVING the Gospel? “Preaching the Gospel w/o words”, per St Francis?)

Whatever happened to “Not everyone who cries ‘Lord, Lord’…” (or “Jesus, Jesus”)?

As a graphic, or ad, feel free to criticize (I happen to like it). But people are seeing what they want to see here, when they start acting morally/theologically superior. The Gospel of Jesus is about FOLLOWING him, not spouting his name!

JC Fisher

Lucy Owens

You can get a pdf version here ( can be enlarged so all the words can be seen.

And thanks to Ann Fontaine for posting the background of how I came to create the graphic (so I won’t repeat all that). I did it quickly Tuesday night, and after experimenting a bit more with tagul and getting into illustrator to make it a better quality, I updated it yesterday to the image posted here. (although this image may have a few typos… the pdf hopefully has all the typos corrected and is better quality).

Support the Café
Past Posts

The Episcopal Café seeks to be an independent voice, reporting and reflecting on the Episcopal Church and the Anglican tradition.  The Café is not a platform of advocacy, but it does aim to tell the story of the church from the perspective of Progressive Christianity.  Our collective sympathy, as the Café, lies with the project of widening the circle of inclusion within the church and empowering all the baptized for the role to which they have been called as followers of Christ.

The opinions expressed at the Café are those of individual contributors, and, unless otherwise noted, should not be interpreted as official statements of a parish, diocese or other organization. The art and articles that appear here remain the property of their creators.

All Content  © 2017 Episcopal Café