Getting back to basics
A couple of weekends ago at a breakfast meeting before the consecration of Robert Wright as the new Episcopalian bishop of Atlanta, someone asked Katherine Jefferts Schori, the presiding bishop of the Episcopal Church, about the discouraging words in the recently released Pew study on religious affiliation in the United States ...
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Since: May 08
#1 Nov 9, 2012
"Bishop Jefferts Schori pointed out that one out of three Episcopal dioceses in the United States is growing. Given what we hear about the state of the Episcopal Church and other so-called mainline churches, that was surprising and good news. Why are these dioceses growing?..."
... because the other 2 failing Episcopal dioceses are closing their churches and moving their members into a third diocese?
Only in TEC does a 67% loss equal "good news".
#2 Nov 12, 2012
Schori's spin is that one in three dioceses of TEC is growing. The fact is then obvious that two of every three diocese is declining. The major reality is that Schori's TEC has declined from over 3.5 million a few decades ago to under 2 million today. But Schori is a good spin meister. With her it is like Home on the Range "where never is heard a discouraging word and the skies are not cloudly all day." Other call it "head in the sand."
Since: Aug 09
#3 Nov 15, 2012
There are many fools and falsely motivated critics out there.
Take care to not be one yourself.
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