Readers of this blog will know that I like to spend time in the 16-17th centuries to relax. In between finishing my final revision of my sermon for Sunday on Romans 10.14-21 and my wife off to the hairdresser, I had a bit of time for Wilhelmus à Brakel. Here he is on the way… Read More A bit of à Brakel
I was asked the last week if would consider returning to the congregational development committee of our diocese which has left me thinking quite a bit if I would be able to serve the Lord there faithfully. What I have learned in my years off the committee is that a reformation of doctrine, a return… Read More Turning Around the Mainline
Church membership and church discipline are usually foreign words to Episcopalians. The continual emphasis on tolerance, inclusion and their synonyms has tended to erode membership expectations made of Christians in our congregations to be little more than, as Woody Allen once said, “…just showing up.” Sound biblical and theological resources, therefore, are few as I… Read More Should Priests Ever Walk Away?