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What do you see as some of the biggest challenges facing Anglicans today?
fear, conformity, timidity, cynicism, classism, passivity, addiction, scapegoating, mimetic violence, fear of queers
What do you see as some of the biggest opportunities for Anglicans today?
resurrection, becoming ridiculous, living on the fringe, being queer, doing anything, laughing at the creed, feeding the hungry, not working for the pension fund, praying together, abiding in the Holy Spirit.
What do you want Anglimergent to be? and what other Anglimergent resources, gatherings, activities or events would you find helpful for your ministry?
A place where people don't whine.
A place where people find courage to act.
Resources: welcoming, hospitality, generosity, love.
Events: opportunities to do interesting work together.
PS: I thought we covered that whole "you can't still be a lay person" thing in our walk around the lake. I still love what you said about being models for one another though. You are the goods, my friend.
The APLM Council meeting is at Seabeck Christian Conference Center, which is across some water from Seattle. I'm going to be there from Wednesday afternoon until Friday morning, when I fly to Atlanta to co-lead a deal at St. Luke's. The window of opportunity is probably fairly narrow, but I will contact you when I get to Setac. Regardless, I'd like to see you.
Paul, do call, I never know if I can break away but I would love to if I could, if I can know when you are coming, perhaps you can email me offline, we can set something up. I had a great lunch with Andy and Todd, so good to be with them both. Blessings to you!
Hey Paul, I will be coming there from time to time and you can be assurred that I will come see you. I have sent so many people there it will be good to see you and that wonderful church. Take care now! Greg
There is a creative tension, always, between what is originally written or sung and how it is heard in a different space, with different people, and different circumstances. I suppose the pull is the desire to honor the original telling, and those who have, over the centuries, prescribed a response, while being faithful to the outcast, priviledged, frightened and hopeful folks standing 'round, miraculously, here and now, and letting them just feel the spray of holiness as it hits them.