Skip to comments.Ichabod ["the glory has departed" from TEC]
Posted on 07/10/2006 5:45:22 PM PDT by sionnsar
Kate Schori kicks things around with Time and demonstrates that the Spongian takeover of TEC is complete:
What will be your focus as head of the U.S. church? Our focus needs to be on feeding people who go to bed hungry, on providing primary education to girls and boys, on healing people with AIDS, on addressing tuberculosis and malaria, on sustainable development. That ought to be the primary focus.
Translation: we need to become "Christian" Shriners.
The issue of gay bishops has been so divisive. The diocese of Newark, N.J., has named a gay man as one of its candidates for bishop. Is now the time to elect another gay bishop? Dioceses, when they are faithful, call the person who is best suited to lead them. I believe every diocese does the best job its capable of in discerning who it is calling to leadership.
Translation: kiss off, rest of the Anglcian world.
Many Anglicans in the developing world say such choices in the U.S. church have hurt their work. Thats been important for the church here to hear. Weve heard in ways we hadnt heard before the problematic nature of our decisions. Especially in places where Christians are functioning in the face of Islamic culture and mores, evangelism is a real challenge. [But] these decisions were made because we believe thats where the Gospel has been calling us. The Episcopal Church in the U.S. has come to a reasonable conclusion and consensus that gay and lesbian Christians are full members of this church and that our ministry to and with gay and lesbian Christians should be part of the fullness of our life
Translation: see above.
The Archbishop of Canterbury, who leads the Anglican Communion, wrote recently that a two-tier Communion may be a solution. What did you read in his message? The pieces that I saw as most important had to do with the complexity of the situation and the length of time that this process will continue. Hes very clear that were not going to see an instant solution. Hes also clear about his role: it is to call people to conversation, not to intervene in diocesan or provincial life--which some people have been asking for.
Translation: since I'm an Episcopalian, I saw only what I wanted to see and ignored the rest.
What is your view on intelligent design? I firmly believe that evolution ought to be taught in the schools as the best witness of what modern science has taught us. To try to read the Bible literalistically about such issues disinvites us from using the best of recent scholarship.
Translation: don't worry, I won't get all up in your face about this Bible nonsense.
Is belief in Jesus the only way to get to heaven? We who practice the Christian tradition understand him as our vehicle to the divine. But for us to assume that God could not act in other ways is, I think, to put God in an awfully small box.
Translation: we're probably going to get run from the Christian religion so I've got to start sucking up to the Uni-Uni's
What is your prayer for the church today? That we remember the centrality of our mission is to love each other. That means caring for our neighbors. And it does not mean bickering about fine points of doctrine.
Translation: see "Christian" Shriners comment above.
UPDATE: Patrick(the real one) points out that comparing TEC to the Shriners is an insult. To the Shriners. Rebuke accepted.
WRONG - spreading The Gospel - salvation of the lost is the primary mission of the Church
"Oh Lord, won't you buy me a Mercedes Benz..."
But they don't!!!! What do they say about our Serbian Orhtodox Christian brothers and sisters? Or, for that matter, Christians in South Sudan (many of whom are Anglicans), Lebanon, or Iraq? Or for that matter, conservative Anglicans?
Jesus commanded us Christians to love one another, and promised that in doing so, the whole world would know that we are his disciples. Jefforts-Schori and the rest of the revisionist crew take "love one another" out of context, and turn it into a secular, liberal "commandment" to "love the world", and in most cases hate many of our fellow Christians whom it is not politically correct to love or support!!!! WHAT HYPOCRITES!!!!
Speaking the Truth.
Leading people to the Lord.
Discipling new Christians.
You know, the things that Jesus did.
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