It’s halfway through September, and clearly I haven’t been writing on this blog. It is not because I haven’t been writing! On October 8th, the diocesan profile for the Episcopal Diocese of Western Michigan’s bishop search process is scheduled to go live on our website. I didn’t write much of the profile, but [...]
My most recent post outlined some statistical trends in the Episcopal Church. It was a pleasure to hear from quite a few people in the comments as well as by private email. Although it was published only a couple of days ago, it has garnered almost 300 page [...]
Tom Ferguson recently posted a manifesto on the coming collapse of the Episcopal Church. I was relieved to read it. Perhaps because the numbers are so daunting, we’ve been reluctant to name the elephant in the middle of the room. But if we don’t name it, we won’t be able to discuss [...]
Once upon a time, I started a blog, very, very quietly. As in, I told no one. It occurred to me that having a blog (writing in public) and telling absolutely no one about it (keeping it private) were somewhat paradoxical. Okay, okay: they were completely self-contradictory and demonstrated a conflicted mind.
On the one [...]
Apparently I am writing an occasional series on innovative ways to share life in Christ. Like so much about blogging, I didn’t plan on this. But new models intrigue me, and I happen to know they intrigue a few other folks also. (Also, it beats
All people are grass, their constancy is like the flower of the field. The grass withers, the flower fades, when the breath of the Lord blows upon it; surely the people are grass.
The grass withers, the flower fades; but the word of our God will stand forever.
The Internet has changed human society. Agreed? Very loosely quoting David Trobisch, there are three industries that are in the process of completely reinventing their outward forms in order to stay relevant: higher education, publishing, and the church. (Another way to say this is that these three institutions seem to be dying.)
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