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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Thursday, September 04, 2008

Getting to the root of ECUSA's theological condition

I read this quote recently in a book I just finished (Marginal Catholics by Ivan Clatterbuck, Gracewing Press, 1993, p.218) from the late C of E theologian Fr. Eric Mascall.

For the question which faces every Christian body today and which underlies all individual practical issues in this this: is the Christian religion something revealed by God in Christ, which demand our grateful obedience, or is it something to be made up by ourselves to our own specifications, according to our own immediate desires? (Mascall, Eric, Saraband, Gracewing Press, 1992, p. 378)

Well - there it is, isn't it.....

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