This has got to be the howler of the day.
As a way of encouraging Episcopalians in Montana to pay no attention to the growing Bible-churches around them, Bishop Brookhart writes this in the latest issue of the “e-Vangel”:
...our approach has always been to embrace the slow, steady, solid way represented in diocesan and congregational life. We have avoided, in the main, jumping aboard the latest trend. For instance, in the nineteenth century it was revivalism, and in the twentieth the charismatic movement, both of which have not endured. But our slow and steady approach has worked well for us in the long term.
So well, in fact, that we’re far and away the fastest-shrinking denomination in the country, and in the last couple of weeks we’ve closed 1/5th of our seminaries. And check the blue bars in this chart for Brookhart’s diocese.
Yep. All is not merely Well™, it’s fantastic!