Can you say Apostate?

I’m going to post this on both of the blogs I write on because I’m firmly convinced that if we don’t stand for something we’ll fall for anything. Case in point from James White’s blog:

Why Sound Episcopalians Hide in Shame

There are a few of them…they are just hard to find. Poor Episcopalians who stand in the tradition of Bishop Ryle are in the small minority today. In the wide realm of Episcopalianism, the wackier, the better. You have seen my encounter with Spong, and any person with biblical insight cannot help but sit back and shake their heads. But I don’t think I’ve seen anything as wild as this.
Today I was pointed to the June, 2007 issue of the Episcopal Voice. It contains an interview with “the Rev. Dr. Ann Holmes Redding.” The title? “On being Christian and Muslim.” Yes, that’s the title. Look for yourself. This woman, who likewise holds a Ph.D. in New Testament (!!!), claims to be a Christian…and a Muslim. Both.

A little more than a year ago, the Rev. Dr. Ann Holmes Redding found herself at the doorway of a new world, Islam, and wasnt quite sure how she got there. As she reflected on her journey, she realized Jesus was her guide. Now both a practicing Muslim and an Episcopal priest, Redding shares her thoughts on how the two faiths inform each other.
“The way I understand Jesus is compatible with Islam,” Redding explains, “and although there are Christians and Muslims who think I must convert from one to the other, the more I go down this path the more excited I am about both Christianity and Islam.”

I don’t know whether to laugh or cry, this is so completely absurd. But where else could something like this appear but in an Episcopalian publication? Amazing, just amazing.

HT: James White



Filed under Blogroll, Christian, Islam, Theology

3 responses to “Can you say Apostate?

  1. I used to be a member of this silly denomination until I came to know Christ as my savior. I had a priest tell me that you could almost believe anything you wanted and still be an Episcopalian. I think they can drop the word “almost” from that sentence now. This is just another reason why the Espiscopal Church is completely irrelevant in America today and growing smaller with every outlandish revelation like this one. I guess when this priest read Christians are to deny self she opted for reality instead.

  2. See what gets me is the “she” statement next to the “priest” statement. The warning bells just go off big time when I see that.

  3. “See what gets me is the “she” statement next to the “priest” statement. The warning bells just go off big time when I see that.”

    Yes, as in DING, DONG! Mr. Nelson.

    Has the ECUSA evolved to a higher plane and all of its clery are now called something else?

    From the original article:
    “Frank Spina, an Episcopal PRIEST and also a professor of Old Testament and biblical theology at Seattle Pacific University”

    Apparently the writer of this article didn’t get the memo either.

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