The Acts 8 Movement has cast out another topic for conversation this week, in case bloggers didn’t have enough to write about.
This week, the question was, “Why the Episcopal Church?”
An initial roundup of the responses is here and they are as varied as the spectrum of the church itself.
In one of them, Holli Powell writes,
…that’s exactly why the Episcopal Church, at least for this silly, frustrated soul. Because I care enough to keep slogging through this mess with these folks who all care just as much as I do, if not more, rather than separating from everyone and writing my own church creed with a cup of coffee in my hand in my back yard. Because all these arguments and disagreements mean that we are a family, bound together by the blood lines of liturgy and faith and reason, and even if you desperately want to run away from your family sometimes, you don’t get to. Because this institution has survived through hundreds of years in order to be just the thing I needed to remind me that I was a child of God, in order to remind me that everyone else is too. And it will survive hundreds of years more, God willing, in spite of ourselves, to be that for other Grumpy McFussypants just like me.
So, why the Episcopal Church for you?