08 July 2009

You're.... Outta Here!

Well, the 76th General Convention of the Episcopal Church (tm) is barely a day old, and already you can just feel the inclusion and diversity pouring fourth, dear readers. The Presiding Bishop didn't waste any time in her opening address declaring folks like me heretical idol-worshippers who are not in a "right" relationship with God. Because in The Episcopal Church (tm) Salvation doesn't take a Resurrection anymore - it takes a village:
The overarching connection in all of these crises has to do with the great Western heresy – that we can be saved as individuals, that any of use alone can be in right relationship with God. It’s caricatured in some quarters by insisting that salvation depends on reciting a specific verbal formula about Jesus. That individualist focus is a form of idolatry...
How diverse, how understanding, how inclusive, how... Episcopalian! Expect much more of the same in the coming days.

Some have wondered if The Simple Country Bishop Drinking Game will make a reappearance. Mmmmmmmaybe. Busy day at work, so stop back later for an update. Especially you, Norris.

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

ECUSA is not heading for hell in a basket. It is heading there in a 747. And this woman has no business being the head of an organization which calls itself Christian. The Rotary Club, maybe, but not a Christian Church.

Matthew said...

The Rotary Club would never put up with all this Episcolooniness. They also have a clearer sense of mission than the Episcopal Church. Then again, so do most bridge clubs.