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Long Time Coming [Schori, TEC]
Midwest Conservative Journal ^ | 1/11/2007 | Christopher Johnson

Posted on 01/12/2007 5:21:15 PM PST by sionnsar

Captain Yips observes that Katharine Jefferts Schori is a journey, not a destination:

Yet, we should not be astonished, and in fact our astonishment is maybe a mere distraction. Bishop Jefferts Schori is, after all, a product of a long process of natural selection. Episcopal management has been privileging faith of this kind, expressions of this kind, for thirty years or more, and Katherine Jefferts Schori was, it seems, especially privileged from the day she entered seminary. So what are we staring at? Is there anything new here?

And that there's nothing particularly Christian about the Millennium Development Goals[peace and blessings be upon them].

You don’t have to join a church to support the Millennium Development Goals - most of them, anyway (A few of them seem to be devoted to the fantasy of Central Economic Planning, and others to making everyone into a some sort of idealized liberal European). But you can write checks for mosquito nets, or to support economic development, you can work at having a teensy weensy carbon footprint if that’s what you want, without being Christian, or any other religion. What’s utterly absent from the Presiding Bishop’s public statements is any sense of the Father’s commanding, restoring, demanding love.

In other words, in the hands of the Episcopalians, the Millennium Development Goals[peace and blessings be upon them] might even be considered anti-Christian.

What Augustine knew was that God loves, but also demands, and that in His love God gives us the fulfillment of the demand. There’s always something, whether it’s keeping it zipped (Augustine’s own issue), or staying off the sauce, keeping our hand out of the till; there’s always something we can’t do, don’t want to do, that stands in the way, and everyone one of those mirrors in small the reluctance Jesus felt that Thursday night in the garden. I’d rather not do this, Father. But of course, he did. And that is why Jesus is the way to the Father.

All this is missing from Social Work Anglicanism, why it has become a shell, a political action committee. And Bishop Jefferts Schori, most adapted to the dessicated husk, does not realize the nature of the problem. Her skills will be those that will lead TEC farther on this path, not the skills to reverse course. That’s nothing to be happy about.

Read the whole thing.

TOPICS: Mainline Protestant; Other non-Christian

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