25 Mar '15, 7pm

New Post: "On 'Going Episcopal'"

“[Going to an Episcopal church] doesn’t mean that I’ve rejected the authority of Scripture. This is how we used to say it, growing up: ‘That church has female preachers- clearly, they don't believe the Bible!"’While it's true that I've changed my mind about the place of women in church ministry, that hasn't happened because I chose cultural relevance over Scripture. That change came slowly, and it came through careful study of Scripture. You may have heard that the Episcopal church's position on gay marriage or evolution or Iraq or any number of things shows that we don't respect the Bible. But don't believe that until you talk to us about it. We read aloud from the Old Testament, the Psalms, the New Testament, and a Gospel every Sunday. I'm guessing that's more Scripture than is listened to in most non-denominational churches on most Sunday mornings. We have a high view o...

Full article: http://rachelheldevans.com/blog/going-episcopal

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