Piety Hill Musings

The ramblings of the 52 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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Location: Detroit, Michigan, United States

Tuesday, March 06, 2007

Laugh for the day

I received an email from the Alliance for Christian Media, the owner of the Episcopal Media Center offering items for sale.

I nearly fell over when I saw this being offered.

Flip flops with the Episcopal Shield on them, which leaves the Episcopal Shield as an imprint underneath as well.

I laugh not just because of what the item is (I can't stand wearing flip-flops and can't understand how anyone can wear them anywhere but perhaps a shower in a locker room), but because the title was "EPISCOPAL FLIP FLOPS" which sounds much like a statement about the Episcopal Church's inability to promote traditional doctrine.

In addition, after hearing for years from the more 'progressive' in the Church that "schism is worse than heresy", they are starting to say that membership in the Anglican Communion is not that important afterall (ie...schism!). That is an Episcopal Flip-Flop!

They also have a collar for dogs - and the collar a priest wears is referred to as a dog-collar (particularly the full type like Fr. Bedford wears). Gives a new perspective to it all!