On the eve of our Great Emergence National Event in Memphis comes news of a new denomination of breakaway Episcopal dioceses. While this is no surprise, it is unfortunate, methinks. It’s also a sign of the death of denominations, which I’ve been advocating for for a few years.
I remember sitting in an Irish pub in Rome about 15 years ago, debating a Catholic priest about Protestantism vs. Catholicism. His closing argument: “All you Protestants,” he said, “are children of divorce, and, as such, you’ll just keep divorcing.”
I’ll spend this week around Episcopalians of the more liberal stripe. It’ll be interesting to hear their reactions to this news.