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.
It is good to remember that when Paul speaks about interceding for kings and those in positions of authority he was himself soon to be martyred.