Piety Hill Musings

The ramblings of the 51 year old Rector of St. John's Episcopal Church of Detroit. Piety Hill refers to the old name for our neighborhood. The neighborhood has changed a great deal in the over 150 years we have been on this corner (but not our traditional biblical theology) and it is now known for the neighboring theatres, the professional baseball and football stadiums and new hockey/basketball arena.

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Sunday, June 18, 2006

A great quote summing up the ineptitude of the Anglican Communion

I saw this quote today in the USA TODAY on line and I think it sums up how the Communion, particularly the USA, Canada, England, and a small portion of Africa (ie...South Africa) has become a ship without a rudder.

Is our common bond a mission to save souls? To bring people to Jesus? To glorify Him and Magnifyu his Holy Name? Here is the summary from the USA TODAY, with a quote from Archbishop Desmond Tutu (who recently told the World Council of Churches that he thought it was sinful to imply that Jesus was uniquely the way to salvation).

The worldwide Communion, which claims 77 million members, is not a hierarchical organization like the Roman Catholic Church. There's no overall discipline, no legal or financial web. The ties involve "bonds of affection," history and a shared evangelical mission.
So what do Anglicans do? Nobel Peace Prize winner Desmond Tutu, former archbishop of South Africa, once answered: "We meet."


Unfortunately, we meet, and do bad things.....