"I completely agree with Ray Ball in many respects. Anyone claim a charism but not everyone who lays such a claim, actually possesses it. Perhaps credentials was the wrong word. But I do think some training is called for. One…"
"Spiritual Direction is a charism, not a profession. I take issue with those who insist on "credentials" as this is not part of any tradition regarding SD. It is not psychotherapy and it is not spiritual theology. It is, as Staretz Siloan…"
"Please don't take issue with me. I am Anglican/Episcopalian myself and I know firsthand how very hard it is to find an adequately trained and experienced spiritual director. Anglican/Episcopal priests desperately need spiritual…"
Prayer, Laughing, Hiking, Listening to the Standards (yes, that's like Frank Sinatra)
What do you see as some of the biggest challenges facing Anglicans today?
As the via media Anglicanism is perhaps best situated to reach out to the emerging culture. With our ability to hold paradox and to include the various streams of Christianity we make for a very "emergent" form of Christianity. However, we seem less interested in this opportunity and more interested in family squabbles and keeping the farm going, just to keep it going.
What do you see as some of the biggest opportunities for Anglicans today?
What do you want Anglimergent to be? and what other Anglimergent resources, gatherings, activities or events would you find helpful for your ministry?
I don't know. Becky Garrison invited me, but blamed it on Karen Ward.