I go to Church a lot. I'm an Episcopalian (formerly a catholicish Methodist, turned MCCer) . I'm also an aspiring Priest and Anthropologist( of the socio-cultural variety). Also, I'm a gay with a wonderful Boyfriend. This blog will likely be a combination of churchy things, anthropology, and things I find amusing. Please forgive my grammar and style, because most of my writing on here is stream of consciousness. I don't argue.
I just respond:
seriously: maundy Thursday, and good Friday should leave you feeling so bleak that the climax of Easter Vigil takes you that much higher.
Almighty and everliving God, source of all wisdom and understanding, be present with those who take counsel in Indianapolis for the renewal and mission of your Church. Teach us in all things to seek first your honor and glory. Guide all in attendance to perceive what is right, and grant them both the courage to pursue it and the grace to accomplish it. Let us all overcome cynicism and error; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
As I have said before, I need to write a thesis for my new program, and I think that I will try to write it about post colonial African immigrants in the Episcopal Church. I would examine the clash of cultures of conservative African Anglicans in the liberal Episcopal Church with emphases on post-colonialism, transnationalism, and identity. If anyone has suggestions for reading on the anglican communion, anthropology of religion, anthropology of community, african Anglicanism, or anything of the sort, I would appreciate it. Also if anyone thinks I should reconsider and study Spiritus Christi church of Rochester instead, I would appreciate hearing why.