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Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Sunday morning at church

There's been criticism of the Episcopal Church in the news, but here's a post by the Rev. Gay Clark Jennings, the newly elected president of the House of Deputies of the Episcopal Church, that speaks to this criticism very well. The whole thing is worth a read, but I especially liked this part at the end ...

Episcopal churches: Short on politics, sexuality debates and long on Jesus

It might disappoint sensationalist critics, but Sunday mornings in most Episcopal churches are short on political rhetoric and debates about sexuality and long on Jesus. Episcopalians are devoted primarily to praying together, serving people in need, and wrestling with hard questions that don’t have easy answers. We value Christian community over lockstep liberalism or any other ideological position, and even though it opens us to ridicule, we keep inviting everyone to join in.

And meanwhile, my own church is gearing up for Natural Family Planning Week, in which homilies will be given on the supposed evils of Obama's contraception mandate.

Sigh :(


Anonymous Richard said...

Thanks Crystal, I probably would have forgotten to celebrate NFP Week again this year :p

11:50 AM  
Blogger crystal said...

Hi Richard,

I know - these big events van just creep up on one unawares ;)

1:11 PM  

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