As the Episcopal Church considers the use of expansive language in liturgical revision, we would do well to remember a few factors.
We have all received the faith from those who’ve gone before, and we are all charged with the sacred trust of passing it along, entire and intact, to those who will come after us.
Was Samuel Seabury on the right side of history?
Are we sure we want God to respond?
The Episcopal Church has the opportunity to embody a different way. We are a Christian church, founded upon the gospel of Jesus. We need not give in to the politics of fear and exclusion, whether they come in the garb of the right or of the left.
I wonder if the broader “Happy Holidays” might be the more accurate and even more Christian greeting.
My theological vocation has demanded that if I am to be an Anglican in the United States, I need to be an Episcopalian.
One key area of the 1979 prayer book that still requires implementation is the revised baptismal liturgy.