“To all who received [Jesus], who believed in his name,” John’s gospel tells us,...– Br. David Vryhof, SSJE, “Empowered”
myadventuresinoddity: inhimthereisnoshadowofturning: frauluther: hazel-motes: Why are Episcopalians obsessed with labyrinth workshops… >:P I always wonder this too!! Me too! Anglican In Training, My Adventures In Oddity, do you have any insight into this? I actually don’t know. My parish never did the labyrinths… Maybe it can be traced to celtic spirituality or something? I...
Because higher wages mean more expensive goods and customers don’t want to pay...– The Problem Of Evil Is Hanging In Your Closet (via azspot)
Father Jolly would often dream about Anglo-Catholic heaven…. A place where the...– From one of the ‘Father Jolly’ cards (via anglo-catholic)
And yet, perhaps even more amazing is the fact that 17 percent of Catholics have...– Knowing is believing—and sometimes not knowing is believing, too by Scott Alessi A very strange, interesting and surprising results came after a study about what Catholics know and believe about the Eucharist. (via catholicsforjusticeinthechurch)
I long for the Church to be more truly itself, and for me this involves changing...– Rowan Williams, inChrist on Trial(pg. 85-6)
The gift of the liturgy…is that it helps me hear not so much “my little voice”...– Mark Galli, pg 31, Beyond Smells and Bells (via myadventuresinoddity)
To get a broad-based sense of congregational vitality, we have used a number of...– “Broader Measures of Church Vitality” Contrary to what the Dean of VTS might have you believe, the Episcopal Church really is dying.
For some reason, the most vocal Christians among us never mention the...– Kurt Vonnegut (via shawnhbaldwin)
gospelofthekingdom: “Evangelicals have an understanding of Jesus’ return and life eternal in heaven that is simply heretical. It comes from Plato, not the Bible.” -Scott Stephens
To have faith in a religion, any religion, is to accept at some primary level...– Christian Wiman (via azspot)
Never think that you need to protect God. Because anytime you think you need to...– Stanley Hauerwas (via bethmaynard)
gospelofthekingdom: “The modern nation-state is founded on violence. If the church is going to resist violence, it has to emerge from its privatization and have a political voice, one that seeks not to regain state power but to speak truthfully about it. Christians can atone for their complicity with violence in the past by refusing to be complicit with state violence now.” — William Cavanaugh,...
Likewise, I occasionally get chided by friends and relations for “living in the...– Timothy Larsen, “Why is history important for Christian leadership?” (via wesleyhill)
Many conservative Christians are willing to acknowledge that the Scripture...– Tobias Stanislas Haller BSG (via affcath)
Critique is legitimate, indeed necessary, in the church. Sacred Scripture itself...– Fr. Martin Werlin, OSB, Swiss Abbot Martin of Einsiedeln Monastery in this article. (via disgruntled-and-catholic)
gospelofthekingdom: Yoder is equally committed to the centrality of Jesus. The written Word ultimately points to the living Word by whom all things were created and in whom all things hold together. As truly divine and truly human, Jesus reveals both who God is and who we are called to be. For Yoder, Jesus is unique, but this uniqueness does not hinder our ability to follow him. It enables us to...
I always well up with gratitude, as many of you know, to be invited to be among...– Scot McKnight (via bottleofink)
Just so y’all know, I was confirmed at mass earlier today. After six years of wandering, I’ve finally found a community of faith I’m proud to be a part of and it’s awesome.
The Jewish Psalter became the first hymn-book of the Church, and still remains...– Evelyn Underhill. Worship. P. 194. (HT “Sublunary Sublime”)
I know Caesar, Rome, and all of its so-called benefits are tempting you to grant...– Lawrence Garcia, “The Book of Revelation Summarized”
Theological discussions about biblical interpretation must be in conversation...– Peter Enns (via thepoorinspirit-extras)
The Anglican call to preach and uphold scripture and tradition without fearing...– Peter Groves (St, Mary Magdalen, Oxford) from here (via bethmaynard)
Habemus Altare: 7, 11, 18, 21~ -bottleofink7. No I... →
frauluther: affcath: 7, 11, 18, 21~ -bottleofink 7. No I do not intinct. Bread is for eating, wine is for drinking and not for dipping bread in. In my humble opinion, all the vestments and church hoopla do enough to obscure the fact that the Eucharist is a meal. (On the same note, I’m in favor of real bread and not… The last supper contained zero particles of leaven, I suffer through French...
The Russian Orthodox Church will not welcome the jubilation that we have seen in...– Archpriest Georgy Roschin on celebrating the death of Bin Laden (from 2011) Just a reminder to all those who continually make comments celebrating the death of human beings. (via theorthodoxbrit)
protectorateandcircuit asked: 2, 5, 13, 17
7, 11, 18, 21~ -bottleofink 7. No I do not intinct. Bread is for eating, wine is for drinking and not for dipping bread in. In my humble opinion, all the vestments and church hoopla do enough to obscure the fact that the Eucharist is a meal. (On the same note, I’m in favor of real bread and not wafer cookies.) 11. I’m an Anglo-Catholic Anabaptist. Let’s just forget about them. 18. Suing other...
furnaceofdoubt asked: 24
So it turns out I answered everyone privately. Oops.
dmbliss asked: 11. Your opinion of the 39 Articles
Send me a number--Episcopal Style
1. Rite I or Rite II?
3. Eucharistic Vestments?
4. Low, Broad, High, or Anglo-Catholic?
5. Purple of Blue during Advent?
6. What edition of the BCP do you use?
7. Do you Intinct?
8. What is your favorite office?
9. Favorite collect?
10. Favorite liturgical season?
11. Your opinion on the 39 articles?
12. Coffee or Tea?
13. View of confession?
14. Favorite Prayers of the People form?
15. Favorite Psalm?
16. Best branch of the Anglican Communion?
17. Favorite Archbishop of Canterbury?
18. Opinion of Bishop Schori?
19. Number of times volunteered for Coffee Hour?
20. Number of times lost in a Labyrinth?
21. Things your priest has done that is not in the BCP?
22. Favorite Seminary?
23. Real candles, or oil?
24. Stand or kneel?
25. Opinion of the Oxford Movement?
[Imperial edict] made baptism a celebration of birth, reinforcing in-group...– John Howard Yoder in Body Politics (via image-marginalia)
our present duty as Anglo-Catholics is to make a far deeper surrender to our...– Frank Weston, Bishop of Zanzibar concluding the 1923 Anglo-Catholic Congress (via anglo-catholic)
Anglo-Catholicism and Evangelicalism both began as reform movements aimed at...– “Fight for Your Right to Parties”
If we want, Christian, to have our heart filled with divine love we must first...– Saint Tikhon of Zadonsk (via Simply Orthodox ☦: Turn your heart to the one God)
On the one hand, we are told “blessed are those who mourn, for they will be...– The Rev. Brian E. Konkol, “Boston, Bombs, and the Scandal of God’s Justice”
I’d say I take [the Bible] seriously, but not literally. I think the Bible is...– Christian Piatt
The Bible is rich with history, myth, song, poetry, laws, prophecies and the...– Christian Piatt
I have contended for some time that you cannot rightly assess the spiritual...– 50 Years since Martin Luther King’s Letter From a Birmingham Jail (via azspot)
… the business of this assembly will look more than a little silly to us unless...– Gordon Lathrop in Holy Things: A Liturgical Theology (x)
The resurrection of Jesus can be understood from the perspective of the past,...– The Rt. Rev. Jake Owensby, Bishop of Western Louisiana (TEC) (x)
Evangelism in a secular age isn’t about making a choice, or even making a...– “Real Evangelism for the 21st Century”
Finally, mark this, that you must always speak the Amen firmly. Never doubt that...– Martin Luther (via denyandfollow)
White theologians fail to realize that [the dominance of white Enlightenment...– James Cone, God of the Oppressed, pg 43-45 (via lukexvx)