On Being a ‘Bible Church’

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A few nights ago, our new little church in Parker County, Texas met to begin gathering a launch team for our new church. It is part of the life of any new church that you form a team of people that will work together, going in a single direction, to begin a new worshipping community, to invite new people into relationship with God through Jesus Christ, and to launch the worship of the church at some as yet undefined point in the future. In the course of our meeting, I asked the gathered community to think back about what they love about the Anglican tradition and why is it that we need a new Episcopal mission in this part of the country at this point in time. In the interim day that passed, I considered my own question and have been mulling over my own response to what it is that I love about my church and the traditions that I have inherited as an Episcopalian. One of the things that I love about my church and about the Anglican tradition as a whole is that we are a Bible church. Continue reading

Following the Whims of the Spirit

References:

  1. Moloney, Francis J and Daniel J Harrington. The Gospel Of John. 1st ed. Collegeville, Minn.: Liturgical Press, 2005.
  2. “Pádraig Ó Tuama — Belonging Creates And Undoes Us Both”. On Being. Last modified 2017. Accessed March 11, 2017. http://www.onbeing.org/programs/padraig-o-tuama-belonging-creates-and-undoes-us-both/.