1-15-2007 · Several commenters have requested information on how they can assist Orthodox parishes in the legal battles 815 is bringing (or will bring). Hopefully this information will be of assistance to any who want to help. While we pray the legal fund will not be needed, 815 has made their intentions clear and like the Boy Scouts it’s best “to be prepared.”
1-4-2007 · Attendees, trends, and analysis. Let’s hear your thoughts.
1-1-2007 · A few surprises, some late runs, and a good time had by (almost) all.
1-1-2007 · For the past six months of 2006 I have attempted to articulate how laity and clergy can work hard for renewal and reform within limited “territories” through the Strategery 101 series. I plan to continue that series in 2007 as well. But let’s see how gay activists in the Episcopal church used some of the strategies and tactics that we have all learned about this past year—only they were using them more than 30 years ago.
12-28-2006 · The Journey of Christ Church, Plano: Part V As an American, I have been looking for the ABC to settle the very important matter before the Anglican Communion like a strong father in a family filled with fighting children and wayward sons. But I sensed for the first time that the role of the ABC at Lambeth will not ever be that of a ‘father,’ but of a ‘grandfather.’ His ‘historic office’ is there, like Lambeth Palace itself, to give wisdom and weight and representation to the years of the past and the hope of unity ahead.
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.
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