By Richard Kew When in 1985 our family moved to Sewanee, Middle Tennessee was very different than it is now. I often jokingly described Nashville back then as a hick city with rhinestones. Middle Tennessee w... Read More...
Since I have been kicking around the church as a priest on both sides of the Atlantic for more than fifty years, I was recently asked if I had a few tips when searching for another call. I came up with this rag-tag selection of ideas. When he read them, my friend suggested these might be helpful to others at a transition point in their ordained life. So I offer them to that end.
Cranmer’s Kalendar demonstrates the basic principle that Anglicans are meant to engage Scripture, as far as possible, in its entirety.
Reason tells me that there is little more I could have done for Chris, yet remorse lingers.
Huge portions of Scripture have disappeared, never to be used in public worship or to engage our minds.
The relative absence of evangelicals is one reason the Episcopal Church has become a poorer and far less representative place.
With the wisdom of hindsight, I realize the preconditions for this situation have been clicking into place from at least the Sixties when I was in university and seminary.