Wednesday, November 19, 2003
Do They Read Our Guys?
Aaron asked me an interesting question the other day. He said at the outset that he knew next to nothing about Episcopalians, and he had some questions. One of them was, "Do they read our guys?" My immediate response was, "Well, N.T. Wright has largely become one of 'our' guys, and Episcopalians certainly read him since he's a bishop in communion with them!" But as I've mulled it over more the last few days, I'm wondering if there are others? Of course, there are the Reformed Episcopal writers, Bishop Ray Sutton and Dr Gary North; I'm sure there are Episcopalians out there somewhere who read them.
One of the difficulties in any question like this is the generalization of "us" and "them." I'm sure the "us" Aaron had in mind was the particular Reformed axis that runs through Auburn Avenue, Biblical Horizons, Covenant Media Foundation, and Moscow, Idaho - a narrow axis in many ways, to be sure, but surprisingly far reaching, especially when you consider its outside influences. By "them," I would include theological conservatives in the ECUSA and the Anglican Communion, as well as those in orthodox Anglican bodies like the REC and the AMiA.
Are there others of "our guys" that I'm overlooking?
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