Wednesday, November 01, 2006

Church Head Doubts Jesus is Only Way? Mainline Does Not Mean Mainstream

Later this weekend the Episcopalians will officially install their first female presiding bishop
( While this would in itself represent a signal newsworthy event, some of her beliefs, as reported in an AP interview today ( raise eyebrows and remind readers of His Barking Dog why the mainline has become the sideline and is well on the path of becoming a flatline.

Evidently Bishop Katharine Jeferts-Schori said to the interviewer, "If we insist that we know the one way to God, we've put God in a very small box." The Bible declares that "in Christ all the fullness of the Deity lives in bodily form." But Jefferts-Schori says she doesn't believe that "one person can have the fullness of truth in him or herself."Instead, she says, "Truth is, like God, more than any one person can encompass."

I guess this is the reason why a full eight Episcopal dioceses have asked Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams, who heads the world Anglican Communion, to put them under a leader other than Bishop Jefferts-Schori.

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