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Monday, June 02, 2014

"Yes, the Church is dying"

From Dirty Sexy Ministry: What Needs to Die in the Church . What is written in the post about the C of E goes for the Catholic Church as well. Just a snip from the post ...

[A] few things that have lived w-a-y beyond their expiration dates in the Church .... pathologically unhealthy clergy. The Church will not heal your wounds or be your bff. I say this frequently - I do not fully trust clergy who don't regularly see a therapist or spiritual director. If you aren't willing to do the hard work of self-examination and soul work, don't offer yourself for ordination. If you are ordained, do the hard work. Richard Rohr has it so very right - what wounds we don't offer for transformation, we transmit to those around us .... Yes, the Church is dying. It has and will continue to do so. We as Christians accept and understand as best we can that death is part of life, that death is part of this thing called faith ...

3 Comments:

Blogger William D. Lindsey said...

Thanks for sharing this article, Crystal. Love that quip about heterosexist patriarchy: "It's been a good millennial or so run, but it's over."

From the mouth that said this to God's ears!

5:45 AM  
Blogger Fred Garvin said...

Church is boring and expensive and wastes time; I'm glad I don't have anything to do with it, "progressive" and "traditionalist" alike.
You people deserve each other.

8:56 AM  
Blogger crystal said...

Hi William,

Thanks - I saw the post mentioned at Thinking Anglicans and thought others might like it too :)

10:46 AM  

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