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

Monday, August 11, 2008

If you want to avoid frustration....

...do not read The Episcopal Life, the official publication of the Episcopal Life.

Not only is the new religion promoted throughout the articles, but frequently the letters to the editor shows a major reason why the Episcopal Church has gone so far from the biblical faith: the clergy published in it have no grasp of theological reality!

This month one letter dances around a proper understanding of the Real Presence of Christ in the Sacrament. Jesus said - "unless you eat my flesh and drink my blood you have no life in you" but he explains it away as a 'liturgical representation...". Another letter from a priest says we need to do away with the Creeds because it doesn't mention Jesus' teaching in it. "The creeds are defective and need to be taken out of the service." His justification? A quote from the gnostic false gospel of Mary Magdalene. God help the Episcopal Church!