Monday, June 02, 2008

The Episcopal Church: Come and Grow!

This article over at StandFirm made me reflect upon my church's former slogan.

The Episcopal Church: Come and Grow!

I've never really been sure what they meant by 'grow'.

It can not be spiritually. As an institution, the Episcopal church is moribund, if not deceased.

It can not be numerically. The membership is shrinking.

The only two possible answers are financially and chronologically.

So.

We have either:

The Episcopal Church: Come and grow (richer) or
The Episcopal Church: Come and grow (older)

The problem with the money option is that the church wants your money. They wish to hold on to their own.

So what is left is:

The Episcopal Church: Come and grow old.

2 comments:

Arkansas Hillbilly said...

Just thought this article would interest you. http://blogs.usatoday.com/oped/2008/05/lifeline-for-ma.html

There's more to it than just liberal vs. conservative. The Southern Baptist Convention has been having membership hemmorages too, and they are one of the most conservative denominations out there.

Eve said...

Here's the funny thing....while listening to the very funny YouTube about "The Impotence of Proofreading," I scrolled down to read, and thought that the slogan on this post said:
"Episcopal Church: Come and Growl !" I thought, how truly perfect! It really is the church that inspires one to GROWL.

Grrrrr.....GRRRRRRR.....GRRRRRRRRRRRRR