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July 5, 2012


For just one brief, shining moment…

It looked like a young lady from Minnesota was going to have a flash of insight that broke her free of the soul killing, baby-boomer liberal ideology that is wasting the mainline churches…

This afternoon I worked the EPF’s exhibit booth and it was so wonderful to talk to so many different people and explain and spread the mission of EPF. However, I quickly realized that the people I talked to seemed to fall on the “liberal left” side of the spectrum and it seems (from my outside perspective) that EPF, in general, is mostly very liberal people. I reflected upon this and talked to my fellow EPF-YAI member, Joseph and we discussed the idea that EPF might be seen as a “too radical” for some folks…

So close to freedom.  SO close.  But then,

As I see it though, EPF really is just about living out our baptismal covenant and seeking justice for all people.

They gave those sweet young people that kool aid. 

What really hurts is that she commences with a lofty question…

At breakfast we were simply asked to start reflecting on where we saw God at GC.

...then ends with an epically lugubrious minor chord,

Someone has to fight for the Church, but more importantly, someone needs to fight for justice and peace among all people and ensuring the respect of the dignity of every human being. That has been my ever-realized insight. At the end of the day, I can side aside everything and simply ask myself if I have lived up to my baptismal covenant. THAT is the point of all of this.

No, don’t go read it to find the parts about accepting Jesus as her Savior, putting her trust in his grace and love, and following and obeying him as Lord.  She’s an old soul, born to walk in the baby boomer way.  THAT is the point of this post.


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It’s interesting to see her realize that there are resolutions that are passed but that are not upheld. There have been a lot of those in the history of TEo.

Also interesting is her realization that everyone is like she is, or they are complacent, but no one really disagreed with her, it seems, about anything.

Imagine what she could do if the real Holy Spirit got her going.

[1] Posted by Ann McCarthy on 7-5-2012 at 10:57 PM · [top]

Agreed, Ann.  Her writing indicates smarts and passion.

[2] Posted by Timothy Fountain on 7-5-2012 at 11:05 PM · [top]

I recall the EPF from the Vietnam War era at Sewanee.  They too had fire, passion, dedication, and utter cluelessness.  Little has changed.

[3] Posted by APB on 7-6-2012 at 07:01 AM · [top]

The young are so much more affected by TV and liberal talk shows…they don’t have the discernment yet that comes from raising a family that shows that liberal policies are utter and complete failures, because they fail to account for man’s sinfulness.

[4] Posted by B. Hunter on 7-6-2012 at 08:55 AM · [top]

Smarts? Why does she seem so surprised about the most tired, trite, truths about the TEC? She certainly does seem at home with the TEC though, and with her choice of teaching as a profession.

[5] Posted by paradoxymoron on 7-6-2012 at 08:00 PM · [top]

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