Facebook informed me the other day that my cousin, the only other Episcopalian in my religiously diverse family, had ‘liked’ a group called Unapologetically Episcopalian. It was started at the beginning of May by Fr. Ron Pogue, after he had written an article about raising the profile of the church.
In that article, Fr. Ron says that one of the best ways to raise the profile of the church is…
Stop apologizing, roll up your sleeves, and get to work. ~ Who wants to come to a Church whose members talk about how we don’t have much Bible study, don’t all look and think alike, or don’t have many children or youth. We have much to offer! Our Church is grounded in a tradition that embraces diversity, exults in artistic expression, loves beautiful liturgy and music, encourages people to think and wonder, and regularly asks God to “make us faithful stewards of thy bounty.”
Sounds kind of like what I’ve been saying for a long, long time… okay, since 2003 when I became an Episcopalian.
I guard my Facebook very jealously. I don’t friend just anyone, I don’t like just any page. But I liked this page, and found a surprise bonus to liking it– Fr. Ron posts small excerpts from the BCP every day. It’s nice to see in the midst of all the drama and the games (digital and psychosocial) a small breath of prayer.