Monday, February 25, 2008

Calisthenics in Church

Episcopal Life has a lovely article about an exercise down by the Rev. Tom Woodward out in Santa Fe. His congregation said the Nicene Creed and each person sat during the bits they didn't understand or believe in.

The now rudderless Episcopal Life thinks the exercise was a wonderful celebration of the diversity that is the modern Episcopal Church. Hills of the North hits closer to the mark in terming it an exercise in heterodoxy. I think it's a damning indictment of the Episcopal church's total failure to teach the Gospel and the Christian faith.

It also makes me wonder why we say creeds in church that no one believes in. I don't mind saying them because I do believe. But why recite something you disagree with or don't feel to be true?

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