03 November 2008

Satire from Tominthebox News: Rector daringly introduces Jesus to Episcopal Church

In a recent article in the Episcopal Cafe, I presented the idea that we, in the Episcopal Church, should be more bold about what we actually do believe. The always funny religious satire site, Tominthebox News Network, offers this satire on a similar theme:

03 November, 2008

Rector Daringly Introduces Jesus to Episcopal Church

TACOMA, WA - Dr. Stephen Daniel, Rector of St. Andrew's Episcopal Church of Tacoma, recently took a daring step that has since endangered his ministry. Against the advice of several other Episcopal rectors in his state, Daniel introduced Jesus Christ to his church. The response, to say the least, caused a great uproar in the church.

According to Daniel, "Our people have responded to the message of Jesus Christ in one of two ways. Some within the church body are extremely excited because they now see how they can be saved. These folks sensed that there was more to life and church than just the typical Anglican traditions. They knew they had sinned, and are now thrilled to find out that there is actually a Savior."

Marge Street, a twenty-year member of St. Andrew's, is one of the happy ones. Marge informed TBNN, "I have been in church ever since I was a teenager, but this is the first time I have ever heard about Jesus Christ and what He did for me on the cross so many years ago. I couldn't be happier!"

Rector Daniel mentioned, however, that there are others within the congregation who aren't too happy about all this "Jesus-talk."

Read the rest HERE, from "Tominthebox News Network"

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