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WEDNESDAY, JUL 25, 2012  |  4 comments  |  1 commentary
A Mainline Collapse: The Twilight of Liberal Christianity?
In 2006, the Episcopal Church's presiding bishop, Katherine Jefferts Schori, told the New York Times that Episcopalians were not interested in "replenishing their ranks by having children." Instead, the church "[encouraged] people to pay attention to the stewardship of the earth and not use more than their portion."

"Stewardship of the earth" and having children are not incompatible, but if Schori's goal was a principled extinction, she's about to succeed. The Episcopal Church, you see, is in a statistical free-fall.

Since 2000, the Episcopal Church has lost 23 percent of its members. At this rate, there will be no Episcopalians in 26 years. ...


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Jim Lincoln | Nebraska  Find all comments by Jim Lincoln
Albert Mohler also pointed out A New Exodus? Americans are Exiting Liberal Churches and this commentary had quite a bit to do with Episcopalian Church.
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barrenhood wrote:
Baptists and the Episcopal Church's presiding bishop, Katherine Jefferts Schori, agree that "replenishing their ranks by having children" is unnecessary. At least Baptists witness and may even survive this birth dearth.
Survival of denomination is only important to those who, sadly, think denomination affiliation has anything to do with the salvation of your soul.
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Leobi  Find all comments by Leobi
Quote #1
"Douthat points out, there was nothing these churches offered that they "[couldn't] already get from a purely secular liberalism."

What an excellent quote.
So fitting to the modern Liberal churches.

Quote #2
"At this rate, there will be no Episcopalians in 26 years."

Must we wait so long?

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barrenhood  Find all comments by barrenhood
Baptists and the Episcopal Church's presiding bishop, Katherine Jefferts Schori, agree that "replenishing their ranks by having children" is unnecessary. At least Baptists witness and may even survive this birth dearth.
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