(Arkansas Times) A Conversation with Episcopal Priest Lowell Grisham

Posted by Kendall Harmon

In many ways, the Episcopal church is a microcosm of the United States, with congregations often split over social issues. Lowell Grisham himself has never been hesitant to speak his mind on social issues, and addresses them in his various newspaper columns that he writes.

For Lowell Grisham, Fayetteville is much like his boyhood home of Oxford, Mississippi, which translates into a great comfort for him. Previous to his seven years in Fayetteville, Grisham served for several years in Fort Smith.

Sitting down with the soft-spoken Grisham in his book-lined office at the church, one cannot fail to be impressed with the care with which he answers questions. This being an election year in which “moral issues” seemed to motivate many voters, it is only natural to ask if he feels that some moral issues have not been adequately addressed during the election.

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Filed under: * Anglican - EpiscopalEpiscopal Church (TEC)TEC Parishes* Christian Life / Church LifeParish MinistryMinistry of the Ordained* Theology

Posted January 27, 2012 at 6:00 am [Printer Friendly] [Print w/ comments]

1. Branford wrote:

Kind of strange that the newspaper is republishing an interview from 2005 in 2012. Is there a reason, maybe a local issue?

January 27, 10:08 am | [comment link]
2. Michael+ wrote:

Sigh.  I came to faith and was baptized at St. Paul’s; filled the first two rows with barely sober fraternity brothers for the event.

Seems Grisham proved prophetically wrong.  The church did split, there isn’t an influx, and what’s left is a bad shape.

His comments regarding evangelicals are insulting and arrogant.

January 27, 10:53 am | [comment link]
3. Pb wrote:

Anither put down of the great enemy of fundametalism. The writer is obviously glad he is not like them. Why is the reporter surprised to find this kind of thinking in TEC?

January 27, 11:18 am | [comment link]
4. Archer_of_the_Forest wrote:

Yeah, it have been a slow news day, if you have to republish something that is almost 6 years old.

January 28, 4:27 pm | [comment link]
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