Friday, March 27, 2009

Extreme Shepherding

[With apologies to animal lovers everywhere. No sheep were harmed in the making of this video. Several were undoubtedly embarrassed, however.]

A member of a Commission on Ministry in an Episcopal diocese passed this along to Episcopopcorn. In the church, it appears, shepherding the flock is often quite like this video. Our Episcopopcorner COM member writes, "It seems that COM Shepherds are not the only shepherds who do not hide their lights under bushels." Just picture your Vergers at work at the last candle-light vigil.

Friday, March 13, 2009

Brian McLaren: The Episcopal Moment
Must-See TV for Episcopalians

Episcopal Cafe reports on The Episcopal Moment, Brian McLaren's outstanding keynote presentation to the annual convention of the Diocese of Washington, delivered on Saturday, January 31, 2009. This truly is must-see TV for all Episcopalians.

Episcopal Cafe is correct in declaring, "If you have any interest in helping our Church find a way forward in its effort to improve its evangelism, please make the time to watch." Brian McLaren's offering, in its entirety, may be found here. Please watch it all.

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Brian also gave a plenary presentation at the Lambeth Conference, on July 21 , 2008. Although there is no transcript of the session, his notes and powerpoint slides are available.