Habemus Altare
One of the best-kept secrets of The Episcopal Church is that, within its current membership, are found the Anglican Communion’s most vibrant, creative, and serious younger theological minds; among its clergy are some of the Communion’s most humble and grace-filled pastors; among its people the most fervent prayers. It is a secret, because they have not sought to kick against the pricks (Acts 9:5), but rather to let Jesus lead the way; they have not sought to advertise their embrace of cultural approval – whoever’s culture! – but have instead immersed themselves in the witness of the saints and their forbears in faith; they have let weakness provide a forum for divine strength. Imagine: The Episcopal Church as the earthen receptacle of apostolic riches! But this, after all, is what we should expect, not denigrate (2 Cor. 4:7). And, in fact, I do expect God’s rich blessing to arise from these and others among us – again, as the Lord has promised to the leaven and the seed of the Kingdom (Lk. 13:18-21). And from this blessing shall be given a place for the Nations to find their own transformed peace, a culture turned from water into wine. The future lies, not with General Convention, but with the promises of God. And these promises are given to our children and our children’s children (Acts 2:39).
The Rev. Dr. Ephraim Radner in “After the Fall
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