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Friday, August 5, 2005

Catholic Dilemmas
If you had to chose between joining a more-or-less faithful Southern Baptist church and a more-or-less faithful Roman Catholic church, which would you choose? For me, this is a tough question, to which I would give a cop-out answer like, "It would depend on the particulars of the individual parishes."

To me, this would be a much tougher dilemma than the following scenario: You're a college student, and there are only two student ministries on campus. There's a Roman Catholic ministry that's full of worship, the Bible, the Holy Spirit and tradition, and a Southern Baptist ministry that's full of good parties with wannabe Greeks and/or cool kids who just "don't drink or chew or go with those who do." Which campus ministry would you participate in? For me, that one's a no-brainer.

Please note: I'm not being crypto-Roman. The hardest part about being an Anglican for me is that most conservative Episcopalians, at least around here, are Anglo-Catholics, and I'm just not. I'm far too much of a Reformational Catholic to ever feel at home in Anglo- or Roman Catholicism, much less in the Baptist world. And yet I long that we might all be one, even as Jesus and the Father are one.

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