12-22-2006 · The Journey of Christ Church, Plano: Part IV When I had spoken of the AMiA to others in the Episcopal Church, many church leaders had said the same thing to me: “I have few problems with the AMiA… ” And then a litany of annoyances would begin. The consecrations were irregular. They betrayed the orthodox. They are stealing faithful Episcopalians. The AMiA stands for “Anglicans Missing in Action.” I understood these comments and complaints. In fact, I had felt them myself.
12-21-2006 · The Journey of Christ Church, Plano: Part III Peter Akinola was dressed in a brilliant white caftan with pajama-style pants. His outfit was clearly and beautifully Nigerian: it was made of silk and cotton and heavily embroidered. He wore a simple wooden pectoral cross on a dark string around his neck. He had a simple white silk headdress on… and an elfish grin on his dark face. He said, “I came down dressed incognito… ” Indeed, while he was the most visible person in the hotel lobby, no one would have thought he was the leader of nearly 18 million Anglicans.
12-20-2006 · The Journey of Christ Church, Plano: Part II My paradigm for leadership has shifted from Moses to Abraham. Our church is starting to grow again. The spirit of worship is here. The studies and small groups are filled with Christians and seekers, new and old, eager to come under discipleship and training for the life of faith. But right now Abraham is our iconic saint… walking by faith.
12-19-2006 · The Journey of Christ Church, Plano: Part I I left with my senior warden. Before he drove out of the parking lot, I asked him to pull up to the front door one more time. I ran inside and hugged and wept over every one of the staff I could find as I said my goodbyes. These were people I had known for decades: the receptionist, the administrative assistants, the accountants, the missioners, and the staff. They were people whom I knew well and knew I would never know again in the same way.
12-17-2006 · Note: If you already voted in the previous version of the poll, your vote will be counted in the final results.
12-12-2006 · When it was time for a parish to make a statement or pass a resolution of dissent, when it was time for a vestry to create a way for Episcopalians to redirect funds away from the national church, when it was time for the vestry nominating committee to appoint or nominate diocesan convention delegates, and most dishearteningly, when parish rectors suddenly “resigned” or retired and it was time for the vestry to appoint a search committee, many Roisterers suddenly became Deeply Interested in the makeup of our vestries. Sadly, this was just a tad late to become Deeply Interested in who was on our vestries.
12-4-2006 · As always, we ask that you keep in mind that your first priority in Christian giving is to your local community, whether that means your parish or another favorite ministry, but we welcome any financial contributions you might make to the ongoing ministry of Stand Firm.
11-29-2006 · Interestingly, it appeared from a report of the communications workshop that the name Episcopal Majority may not stick, as some participants thought it may be too reminiscent of the Moral Majority or Silent Majority. And at least a few attendees apparently wondered how TEM could confirm that it indeed represents “the majority for the mainstream.”
11-28-2006 · We invite you to share with us how God has worked in your life as it relates to marriage. Hattip to Jen.
11-26-2006 · As I am sure you must have heard by now, I made some remarks recently to The New York Times Magazine about the humble and Earth-honoring birthrates among well-educated Episcopalians, especially in comparison to our more fecund brothers and sisters who are Mormons and Roman Catholics.
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