Archive for February, 2011

More Fiddling

Monday, February 14th, 2011

Membership in the Episcopal Church continues to decline, churches and individuals continue to leave, seminaries are closing or selling their real estate to survive. What is the response? Full communion with the Moravians! Who are the Moravians and how will this help us serve God? Don’t ask me. —J. Douglas Ousley


Member of the Administration?

Monday, February 7th, 2011

A press release from Episcopal Church headquarters recently announced that the Presiding Bishop had “joined the Obama administration.” The phrase not be well-chosen, since the Most Rev. Katherine Jefferts Schori is merely serving on an advisory panel with a number of other religious leaders, including the head of the conservative National Association of Evangelicals. She might well have served a similar panel under George W. Bush; in that case, I doubt that she would have wanted to be considered a member of his administration. But perhaps I am looking for political bias that doesn’t exist. —J. Douglas Ousley