A copy of the Letter the New TEC Bishop in South Carolina sent to Diocese of S.C. clergy

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6 comments on “A copy of the Letter the New TEC Bishop in South Carolina sent to Diocese of S.C. clergy

  1. CSeitz-ACI says:

    “May the blessings of resurrection fill your life….”.

    New, apparently approved episco-speak now requires one to dispense with talk of the Resurrection. An objective and singular reality pertaining to one person—leaving aside questions of historicality, time, nature of the Risen Life of Christ as the NT depicts that and as the Church has confessed it—has morphed into lower-case and generic ‘resurrection.’ It is as though the singular ‘Resurrection’ as an event in the life of one man, manifested for a limited time to others, prior to Ascension and Pentecost, is now some ‘universal experience.’ Not only is Christ robbed of ‘The Resurrection’, the events of Ascension and Pentecost are no longer logically attached to it and specifically relevant to what it means to be the Church (and not a witness to the Resurrection). How is Christ now made known by God the Holy Spirit? Word and Sacrament, through the power of the Holy Spirit? No, by ‘resurrection’ experiences. ‘Do not hold me for I am not yet ascended’ becomes ‘hold me and experience me in some resurrection moment just for you.’

  2. Jim the Puritan says:

    The utter inability of liberal clergy to speak about Jesus and the Gospel is a giveaway about a lot of things (e.g., the inability of Schori to use the name Jesus in prayer). “He who denies Me on Earth, I will deny before my Father in Heaven,” says the Good Book.

  3. A Senior Priest says:

    Well, since this so-called declaration of loyalty is accompanied by threats of retaliation, any such declaration is ethically voidable by the declaree at any time in the future, since it’s obtained under duress.

  4. dwstroudmd+ says:

    There was another typo. Should have been vonQuisling as signatory.
    Resurrecting the “Past behavior is the best predictor of behavior” reality meme.

  5. Anastasios says:

    Anyone agreeing to leave the ministry of TEC will be announced as having renounced it. There are no other official options. I know. I’ve been there. Attempts to finesse the fact are wishful thinking.

  6. Cennydd13 says:

    Anyone even [I]thinking[/I] about the possibility of leaving had better make sure they keep their lips zipped.