Tuesday, June 19, 2007

The Spirituality of the Church

Ever heard of this? I haven't, until recently. It comes from the Southern Presbyterian tradition. It asserts that "the church, especially in its ministerial and declarative functions, has no authority or power granted to it by the resurrected and ascended Christ to teach on moral matters that may be issues under consideration in the broader public realm. This would be evidenced in comments that the church should not preach or teach on issues related to poverty, systemic injustice, or racism because those are "public" issues."

If this took hold in the Episcopal Church, there would be no reason for our being! We would go out of business, because our national leaders with their Millennial Goals driven mission do not even believe the gospel and its propagation should be given priority.

Next Time Someone Asks Me...

How big is your church? I'll show them this! (I don't like that question. It's like asking, how much do you make? Or, how impressive is the company you work for.)

Tuesday, June 12, 2007