Sunday, July 01, 2007

Groovy

If you are a "visitor" to the official Episcopal Church website and exploring what it might mean to be an Episcopalian, you click on the tab marked "spirituality" and this is what we learn about what it means to be an Episcopalian:

"It's not about having answers as much as it is about engaging a story. It is about your story and how your story connects to an ancient story of desert wanderers that, in time, came to see that humanity and this energy they called God mingled and existed through Christ and thus, exists in all of humanity. "

Read the whole thing here. The "energy they called God mingled and existed through Christ and thus, exists in all of humanity." This is what 815 is sanctioning as the official teaching of the Episcopal Church to introduce to visitors who might be considering becoming an Episcopalian?

Here we go:





6 comments:

Anonymous said...

ooohhh, pretty colors baby ...

Time to 'tune in, turn on and drop out?' One might never know how this path was well on its way in the '80s.

I never suspect that I may have made such a good Episcopalian.

BabyBlue said...

Of course, I'm the one who heard the Gospel preached in a Southern California coffeehouse in 1974 and became a Christian. But it was the Gospel wrapped in hippie clothes, this is hippie theology wrapped in religious clothes.

bb

Dave+ said...

The "energy they called God mingled and existed through Christ and thus, exists in all of humanity."

Adoptionism?

Anonymous said...

Should be mandatory reading for every Episcopalian about to drop a check in the plate....

Sorry, still on first cup of coffee.

RalphM

Kevin said...

You know ... none of this would have happened if Episcopal seminaries had hired Deacon Payne like the Catholics.

Anonymous said...

This is why theology is so slippery. There is no empirical corrective for this kind of stuff, the way there is in medicine, so theology tends to mutate into the bizarre after a while in many cases.
Our sin causes spiritual deafness, and like the deaf our speech deteriorates after a while.
I suppose theoretically a deaf man could correct his speech by looking at a sonic graph of correct speech patterns and modifying his speech until the graph it produced matched the graph he was given.
It might be difficult and seem counter intuitive at times, but this is what we must do. Scripture is the graph of 'correct speech'.
-SpongJohn SquarePantheist