Episcopalians, she said this summer while competing for the bishop job, have lost focus of the core missions of a church, such as worship and evangelizing. Their spiritual foundations are weak. Their churches don’t demand enough commitment from members. She compared the denomination to the interstate bridge that collapsed in her home town of Minneapolis in 2007.
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This seems like a common occurrence. A progressive has vision for growing the Episcopal church, and has had some success, but they have borrowed heavily from their Evangelical past, especially powerful conversion experiences. When they call others into the same activism they now practice because of their past experiences, those who follow can easily get burned-out, not having the same true spiritual resources to draw on.
As a lonely teen coping with her parents’ divorce, she joined a fundamentalist community and was baptized in a preacher’s swimming pool. She said the experience remains “the foundation of my understanding of Christian community.”
“I wanted that, I wanted that kind of connection,” she said. “The idea that Jesus would want to come into my heart — that was life-changing for me.”
It sure looks like she now wants the Christian community but now based on something other than the life-changing nature of Jesus “coming into your heart.”Share on Facebook