Update: Jun 21, 05:00 EDT — Stand Firm’s newest entry on this is MUST reading, and puts the story in its larger context. Don’t miss it: Under the Radar…and Over the Cliff
The news from Seattle about the Rev. Ann Redding, an ECUSA priest in the diocese of Olympia who claims to be both a Christian and a Muslim, is generating a ton of interest around the blogosphere. (We’ll post some of those links here in a little while.)
It’s also generating a lot of comments. As of now, there are 128 comments on the Seattle Times’ story thread, meaning it’s in a tie for first-place among all T19 comment threads on the new blog.
Also of particular interest, we think, is that the story is generating NEGATIVE attention among some of our reappraising friends and bloggers. The AAC blog, for instance, is reporting that Jim Naughton, the communications director for the Diocese of Washington, and an influential reappraising blogger, is trying to encourage all other Episcopal “Communicators” (i.e. diocesan communications directors) to ignore and not publicize the story. Mind boggling.
We’ll pull together a round-up of links to this story from around the blogosphere shortly and add it to this post as an update.
UPDATE: Roundup of links we’ve seen (only a partial list, I’m sure) is below.
Original Story from Diocese of Olympia’s “Episcopal Voice”
Albert Mohler’s blog: Clueless in Seattle — Can You Be Both a Christian and a Muslim?
Get Religion: She’s a dessert topping and a floor wax
Magpie Girl: Early Adaptor
Gospel Prism: Jesus Is the Only Way, but Allah Can Come Along Too
OK Preacher: Thumbs Down: Rev Ann Holmes Redding
David Fischler’s 3 part series at Reformed Pastor: Apostasy in the Great Northwest
Apostasy in the Great Northwest, Part 2
Apostasy in the Great Northwest, Part 3
From the Answering Muslims blog: Can a person be both a Christian and a Muslim?
From Ad Orientum: Apostasy… Not an Issue
Three entries from Chris Johnson at MCJ:
Whitehall: “I am both Christian and Muslim”
IRD June 20 Press Release: Inclusion Run Amok: A Muslim/Episcopal Priest
Bishop Epting: Christian “and” Muslim?
Anglican Centrist (Fr Jones.com): Another One of those Crazy Episcopalians
Tobias Haller: Of Doubts and Discipline
Stand To Reason: Religion as Ice Cream
The Point (Breakpoint’s blog): The Priest Said to the Imam
Rod Dreher (Cruncy Cons): What Would we Do without TEC
Mark Shea (Catholic & Enjoying It): This Being Seattle…
Riddleblog: Worse than Caricature
The Reformed Evangelist: Koran-quoting “Christians”
A technorati search will bring up at least a dozen (or two… or three dozen) more references. Here are one or two that looked particularly noteworthy:
Pursuing Truth: “Muslim & Christian” Reverend: Jesus Is Not God
Balaam’s Ass: Both Christian & Muslim
Anyway, all of the links above suggest that Jim Naughton’s plan to hide the story isn’t going to work. It really is ALL over the blogosphere.