Sunday, December 27, 2009

Our churches need not die

South Dakota led the Episcopal Church in decline of weekly average attendance last year.

Sarah Hey posted an amazing set of reports from England, where motivated Anglicans are actually "relocating, shifting schools, jobs and homes to be in on" the resurrection of empty parishes.

Do go to the link, from which you can go to several of the reports from the UK.

The Gospel can go forward, even in places where the church is stagnant and secularism, pluralism and other forces are in play. But it will take risky, sacrificial actions and those of (I certainly include me) raised in the coziness of denominational religion will have to take a really deep breath of the Spirit to dive in.

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