Can Liberal Christianity Find Its Own...

Can Liberal Christianity Find Its Own Salvation?

There are 8 comments on the The Pilot story from Jul 29, 2012, titled Can Liberal Christianity Find Its Own Salvation?. In it, The Pilot reports that:

A recent editorial by New York Times columnist Ross Douthat, "Saving Liberal Christianity," got my attention.

Quoting controversial former Bishop John Shelby Spong and his 1998 book "Why Christianity Must Change or Die," Mr. Douthat proceeded to tell of drastic changes in the governing policies of the Episcopal Church designed to keep the church relevant in a rapidly changing world. The latest is the adoption of a rite to bless same-sex unions ...

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“... truth will out.”

Since: May 08

Stratford, Connecticut.

#1 Jul 29, 2012
from The Pilot:

"Taking a wide swath, Mr. Douthat declared that 'leaders of the Episcopal Church and similar bodies don't seem to be offering anything you can't already get from a purely secular liberalism.' Meanwhile, average attendance in local Episcopal churches shows something between a decline and a collapse.

"'In the last decade, average Sunday attendance dropped 23 percent," he wrote, "and not a single Episcopal diocese in the country saw churchgoing increase.'

"If misery loves company, there may be some comfort in the fact that the Episcopal Church is not alone ..."

... about as much comfort as from a "Job's Comforter".
Listen to the Word

Kingman, AZ

#2 Jul 29, 2012
The liberal denominations are now an exclusive fraternity, similar to the Masonic lodge. They have their juvenile costumes (vestments), they have their higher orders (hierarchies or doctrinal cliques and administrations), they have their secret knowledge (their own way of understanding the Bible which disagrees with the mass majority of Christians from the apostles to the present) and they form the most classic form of a mutual admiration society ever conceived. The problem is that most of society looks at them as peculiarities. We might call them the religions "Odd Fellows and Rebekahs (though Odd Gals sounds better and seems to fit Schori better). Never has a group so marginalized itself while trying to be so relevant so rapidly. Maybe they should replace their gaudy vestments with tee shirts which say "Hooked on liberalism has really worked by me." It would be perfect their their near empty churches with their completely empty theology.

Since: Aug 09

Location hidden

#3 Jul 30, 2012
Listen to the Word wrote:
The liberal denominations are now an exclusive fraternity, similar to the Masonic lodge. They have their juvenile costumes (vestments), they have their higher orders (hierarchies or doctrinal cliques and administrations), they have their secret knowledge (their own way of understanding the Bible which disagrees with the mass majority of Christians from the apostles to the present) and they form the most classic form of a mutual admiration society ever conceived. The problem is that most of society looks at them as peculiarities. We might call them the religions "Odd Fellows and Rebekahs (though Odd Gals sounds better and seems to fit Schori better). Never has a group so marginalized itself while trying to be so relevant so rapidly. Maybe they should replace their gaudy vestments with tee shirts which say "Hooked on liberalism has really worked by me." It would be perfect their their near empty churches with their completely empty theology.
Oh, baloney!

“The Kingdom of God Begins NOW!”

Since: May 07

The Mountain Empire

#4 Jul 30, 2012
RevKen wrote:
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Oh, baloney!
He has a lot of words, too bad they have no substance.

Old dried up baloney....

Since: Aug 09

Location hidden

#5 Jul 31, 2012
MiddleWay wrote:
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He has a lot of words, too bad they have no substance.
Old dried up baloney....
Yep. A message of death.

“Ecce! Sic transit gloria mundi”

Since: Oct 10

I See New Jerusalem From Here.

#6 Jul 31, 2012
"Let the dead bury the dead. Come follow me".

Now who said that again?

“Ecce! Sic transit gloria mundi”

Since: Oct 10

I See New Jerusalem From Here.

#8 Aug 1, 2012
Joe DeCaro wrote:
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Isn't that what you and your fellow Episcopalians are doing to TEC?
Yes we ignore your attacks and move on with doing the work that the Trinity has given us to do. I am glad you finally noticed.

I offer this prayer of Thanksgiving that Mr. Null Set may be coming out of his spiritual illness and mental heath problems. I am happy that my posted prayers for you in this Forum seem to be helping you Joe.

TEC Book of Common Pray: For the Answering of Prayer

Almighty God, who hast promised to hear the petitions of
those who ask in thy Son's Name: We beseech thee mercifully
to incline thine ear to us who have now made our prayers and
supplications unto thee; and grant that those things which we
have faithfully asked according to thy will, may effectually be
obtained, to the relief of our necessity, and to the setting forth
of thy glory; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

“... truth will out.”

Since: May 08

Stratford, Connecticut.

#9 Aug 1, 2012
T McCabe wrote:
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Yes we ignore your attacks ...
... by responding to my posts, or don't you know what "to ignore" actually means?

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