I came across this little gem on the Prayer Book Society's website. It so comported with EVERY SINGLE SERMON I heard while in
seminary cemetary that I had to post it. mainline sidelined churches. It stands to be seen whether evangelicalism will fall to the same fate through the emergent movement.
The sirens of modernity sound so sweet to the Episcopal Church because it has lost a full sense of the transcendence God and has majored on the immanence of God, so that its theology leans either towards pantheism (the mind or essence of the world is God) or possibly to panentheism (the world is included within the being of God). Thus the standard type of sermon is as follows:This sort of theological reductionism is fait accompli in the
- God is love;
- God's love is inclusive;
- God acts in justice to ensure that everyone (all types) is included;
- we should work with God as co-actors and co-creators in this great drama in making the world what She/He desires it to be.