New Book Coming from the Episcopal Bishop of Texas

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5 comments on “New Book Coming from the Episcopal Bishop of Texas

  1. Archer_of_the_Forest says:

    I am sure that will be a tome of epic theological depth.

  2. David Hein says:

    The subtitle is a little worrisome:

    “Proclaiming the Good News of the Episcopal Church”

    = Proclaiming the Gospel of the Episcopal Church

    I might have preferred “Proclaiming the Good News of the Gospel of Jesus Christ” –but maybe that’s what he meant. His subtitle sounds a bit sectarian.

    Anyway, I’m not holding my breath–or pre-ordering. I don’t have any interest in these sorts of in-house, churchy books; Morehouse is not high on my list of must-see publishers. But maybe there’s something in this book that is surprising and not predictable. Interested readers can let the rest of us know.

  3. dwstroudmd+ says:

    How to kow-tow to culture and be slick about it so’s the pew potatoes don’t bolt with the money or stampede and break up the cushy job.

    I well remember folks in the DioTX calling folks like their current bishop “crazies at GC, that’ll never happen here.”

    Surprise, surprise, surprise.

  4. Ralph says:

    Regarding the book cover, what does Holy Scripture say about tattoos?

    Not that it would matter, of course.

  5. R. Eric Sawyer says:

    Well, I’m reserving judgment, and have ordered a copy.

    I am in DioTex, and have been a bit suspicious of Bp. Doyle. But then I also acknowledge that my suspicious nature is not all his fault; every TEC bishop comes now with a stain which must be removed before he can be fully trusted. I am not yet there with this bishop.
    I do have people close to me who praise his shepherd’s heart, even when the complaints were against the church and her clergy. I read carefully his “Unity in Mission” statement before GC this year. While I do not like –intensely do not like what I believe is his abstaining in his job of protecting and defending the faith of the apostles, I do agree with the unstated conclusion: Diocesan unity for the moment is administrative only. Doctrinally, we have all become Congregationalists.

    He is not the fire breather I want. But I have been told by men I do trust totally that they in turn trust Bp. Doyle. As I said, I am not there yet, but the things I have heard about him, from people who have a place to know, are good, the things I have read by him have been (I think) accurate if uninspiring, the few sermons I have heard have been better than average

    And that is a great deal of faint praise.
    But I want him to convince me. I want to read his book.
    Surprisingly, [url=http://​​portal/modules/news/​article.php?storyid=15712]David Virtue[/url] posted a helpful piece by Bp. Doyle from last spring.
    I find a good bit I like (with substatial echos of NT Wright) in his comments, and a fair bit that concerns me. I want to hear more.