Read it all.
Hey, guys — she gets “countless requests to write blurbs and forewords” to books! ; > )
And she spends a lot of time “encouraging creative strategizing and more effective theological education, encouraging people to read and publish new books and resources.”
What I got out of this set of remarks — this list of all the Really Important Stuff that she herself is doing, and with People Who Love Her Too — is that the reaction to her infamous sermon stung, and she senses her position and the respect with which she is held is quite weak.
Re: “This list of all the Really Important Stuff”(even though I realize your comment is directed, I believe, at its underlying motivation), it reminds me of one of my father-in-law’s favorite expressions: “He/She who needs to impress usually gives that impression.” No doubt.
Being a Christian, I think I’d have somehow managed to work in the name “Jesus” somewhere.
References to Jesus: Zero.
In all humility, I’m a person of average intelligence, and maybe above average reading comprehension skills; and I do have a particular theological point of view. That being said, I’ve sincerely never really been able to understand ANYTHING that Bishop Jefferts-Schori has said. I assume that I wouldn’t agree with what she’s saying; but, I can’t even understand it to the point that I would disagree with it. Maybe I haven’t read the right books of something, but does anyone really follow her thought process? I am semi-bi-lingual and I have been in situations where I knew that my vocabulary wasn’t up to the task of accurate translation – I feel that way every time I read one of her “sermons.”
[blockquote]This year Iâ€™ve spent time in conversation . . . with Episcopalians . . . in South Carolina . . . [/blockquote]
Yes, we know.