Profile for next Presiding Bishop contradicts past history

May 24, 2023 by

by David Virtue, VOL: There is little hope that the hemorrhaging will stop and the slide reversed whoever is elected. In the profile for the next Presiding Bishop for the Episcopal Church, the lead issue is, (hold your breath),...

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Episcopal Presiding Bishop Frank Griswold is dead

Mar 7, 2023 by

by David Virtue, VOL: When Frank Tracy Griswold ascended the throne to become the 25th Presiding Bishop of the Episcopal Church in January 1998, he promised to unite church members and usher in a new age of tolerance, offering enlightened...

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Episcopal Church General Seminary on the Ropes

Mar 1, 2023 by

by Jeffrey Walton, Juicy Ecumenism: Most faculty and programs at the Episcopal Church’s oldest seminary will be gone at the end of the current school year. To readers of this blog, this may seem to be a “no news” update: mainline...

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The Episcopal Evangelical Tradition

Feb 1, 2023 by

By Bishop C. FitzSimons Allison, Virtueonline: “In these latter years, watching the Episcopal church has been like watching a father kill himself with strange debauchery.” So writes a contemporary in a recent issue of the...

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Fifty Years Post-Roe, Anglicans and Episcopalians Diverge on Abortion

Jan 21, 2023 by

by Jeffrey Walton, Juicy Ecumenism: The Episcopal Church and Anglican Church in North America (ACNA) continue to diverge in social policy and theological belief surrounding bodily autonomy and the sanctity of human life. Those viewpoints...

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US Episcopal Church lost nearly 60,000 members in 2021

Dec 5, 2022 by

by Michael Gryboski, Christian Today: The US Episcopal Church continued to suffer declines in membership and worship attendance in 2021, well below pre-Covid-19 pandemic levels, according to recently released statistics. The Episcopal...

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