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Can Mathematics Transform the Episcopal Church?

Can Mathematics Transform the Episcopal Church?
HOB + X= BFO

By Ladson F. Mills III
Special to VIRTUEONLINE
www.virtueonline.org
April 1, 2017

Clarity came at last to the Episcopal House of Bishops during its recent meeting at Kanuga from a most unexpected source. In her sermon to the house Diocese of Washington Bishop Mariann Edgar Budde candidly admitted her diocese is declining and many parishes financially unsustainable. She identified what was described as the elephant in the room; The Episcopal Church is dying.

Even the most optimistic Episcopalian should hardly find this surprising. After years of disappointment and the last decade dedicated to the predatory annihilation of its orthodox members the truth can no longer be politely overlooked.

There has been something incredibly sad in watching the current Presiding Bishop Michael Curry’s attempt to return the 1960’s civil rights movement as a defining issue. And the world has come too far for any serious thinker to equate true justice with transgender toilet choice. As the old joke states, it’s not ‘rocket surgery.’ Just close stall door and get on with it.

Curry follows on the failures of his predecessor Katharine Jefferts Schori who could not rid herself of chancellor David Beers’ toxic influence. Beers would rather litigate than negotiate, but who can blame a man who bills by the hour.

Taking the House of Bishops on the road trips to Taiwan and Ecuador may have been fun, but it exposed a tragic flaw. There is a mounting disconnect between the leadership and those in the pew who bear the cost. It seems at long last the bills have come due.

It is too early to be determined if Budde’s transformation will be lasting, and there are many reasons to be cautious. The Episcopal Church has exercised cruel dominion and friendships which once seemed unbreakable are now broken; perhaps never to be restored. Even my old cynical heart has been broken."



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