The Bishop search Process webpage in the Diocese of Alabama

Posted by Kendall Harmon

Check it out, noting the diocesan profile and the survey.

Filed under: * Anglican - EpiscopalEpiscopal Church (TEC)TEC BishopsTEC Diocesan Conventions/Diocesan Councils

Posted August 27, 2010 at 6:45 am [Printer Friendly] [Print w/ comments]

1. Archer_of_the_Forest wrote:

If anyone nominates me, my wife says she’ll file for divorce.

August 27, 9:00 am | [comment link]
2. billqs wrote:

I read over this the other day.  I noticed the demand that whomever is selected not remove the diocese of Alabama from TEC.  The results reading between the lines on the webpage seem to indicate most Alabama Episcopalians are theologically orthodox and wanted a bold bishop to reflect that.  But, the diocese profile is focused on “inclusiveness” and “diversity” which in & of themselves are not bad things, but these are often code words for dodgy theology and experience-based belief, instead of the “faith of our fathers.”

August 27, 5:52 pm | [comment link]
3. Rob Eaton+ wrote:

On the search webpage, it is stated “they” are looking for a visionary bishop, eh?
Someone like with the same spiritual gifts as St Peter, as when he was on the rooftop of Simon the Tanner and had a vision which in short time led to the mini-Pentecost at the home of the gentile Cornelius?  (see the Daily Office readings in Acts this week).
I think that’s great!  I would love to see all the members of the Diocese of Alabama baptized in the Holy Spirit, with the evidence of such being all speaking in tongues and spontaneous proclamations of praise to God, and all through the ministry of their new bishop.

August 28, 6:12 am | [comment link]
4. more martha than mary wrote:

billqs, I noticed that demand too.  I participated in the Listening Session that was held in my area and I filled out the Diocesan Survey.  With the ambiguity of the questions asked, I can’t understand how they could come up with so definitive a statement as “Someone who will affirm our commitment to remaining in The Episcopal Church and will take no steps to lead this diocese out of The Episcopal Church”.  It seems to be like the editor(s) of this Diocesan Profile have taken some liberties with their findings.

August 28, 10:37 am | [comment link]
5. Archer_of_the_Forest wrote:

That’s the fun with “listening” processes, it is truly amazing what people hear (and choose to hear) versus what is actually said.

August 28, 12:31 pm | [comment link]
6. more martha than mary wrote:

Archer of the Forest, are you SURE your wife will divorce you if you were to be nominated????

August 29, 9:32 am | [comment link]
7. Archer_of_the_Forest wrote:

Well, only if I accept the nomination. Good catch, Martha.

August 29, 10:02 am | [comment link]
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