literalistically disinvited

By Diogenes (articles ) | Jul 12, 2006

Perhaps you were not aware that:

  • Tuberculosis and malaria are major challenges-- no, the major challenges-- facing the Episcopal Church in the US today.
  • Jesus is "our vehicle to the divine," but there may be another bus coming in a few minutes, and we certainly don't want to be "bickering about fine points of doctrine."
  • Evolution should be taught in schools. "To try to read the Bible literalistically about such issues disinvites us from using the best of recent scholarship."
  • If you want to fly an airplane, you need to focus. If you want to be Presiding Bishop of the ECUSA, focus is not so important.

For these insights, and more, we are indebted to a Time magazine interview of Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori. But I disinvite you to read it literalistically.

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  • Posted by: - Jul. 13, 2006 2:50 PM ET USA

    1. maybe you don't get the importance of oceanography and malaria to the diocese of Nevada. 2. the leader of the Anglican Communion's 'role' is to call people to "conversation' not 'conversion'

  • Posted by: - Jul. 13, 2006 2:05 PM ET USA

    The list of priorities given by Jefferts-Schiori is a grab-bag of secular liberal action items, except for a glaring omission. Why is there no mention of global warming? Eh?

  • Posted by: - Jul. 13, 2006 9:33 AM ET USA

    Having declined your disinvitation, I went ahead and attempted to read the interview litteralistically. It seemed to me that the good bishop said her "primary focus" would be what we used to call corporal works of mercy. Her list included "addressing tuberculosis and marlaria". Sounds OK to me. And what would Father Mankowski say about your juxtaposing two quotes from separate parts of the interview?

  • Posted by: LWL - Jul. 12, 2006 8:12 PM ET USA

    Hmmm, perhaps epidemics of tuberculosis and malaria explain the drastic loss of Episcopal Church members. Or might members have deserted because they didn't feel at home with radical feminist and homosexual clergy persons? Another possibility is that pro-life members felt disinvited when their Church embraced a pro-abortion position.

  • Posted by: - Jul. 12, 2006 7:38 PM ET USA

    That's what happens when you continue going to the left.