“For seekers hoping to strengthen their relationship with God and feel God’s presence in their lives, inviting them (one and all) to participate in the Banquet of the Kingdom through experiencing God’s presence in Holy Communion is, in my view, a natural expression of Jesus’ message and invitation to the Kingdom.”
How wide or narrow is the scope of what is considered to be the “Doctrine” held by the Church? When does a difference of interpretation of the Creeds become heresy and who gets to decide? And why do they get to be the ones to decide?
“In the Episcopal Church, priests take vows to follow the counsel of their bishops and to live and teach the doctrines of the Church BUT are also called to help people live into the life and teachings of Jesus who was anything but deferential to institutional religious authority.”
“The trend in Mainline Christianity membership is currently one of decline, not growth. While the community parish priest is the traditional model in Episcopal congregations, it will likely become more and more difficult to sustain, especially in smaller communities. This makes for exciting opportunities and possibilities.”
Episode 4 of the Way of Love podcast from the Episcopal Church and Presiding Bishop Michael Curry was released this week. In it, Bishop Curry
RE-BLOGGED FROM ORIGINAL POST AT EPISCOPALCAFE.COM ON JUNE 23, 2019. The Diario de Yucatán newspaper from Mérida, México recently reported: “Last week the [Roman Catholic] Archbishop of Yucatán,