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Re: Communion Partners

  • Subject: Re: Communion Partners
  • From: Louie Crew <>
  • Date: Tue, 28 Apr 2009 17:46:24 -0400

> From: *******************
> To: Louie Crew
> Sent: Tuesday, April 28, 2009 5:09 PM
> Subject: Re: Communion Partners
> Dear Louie,
> Six months later - I'm back again, and again I'm concerned
> about my bishop (*******) and the Communion Partners.  This
> just in from Epis News Services:
> Communion Partners statement challenges Episcopal Church polity
> Group's conclusions draw swift criticism
> http://www.episcopalchurch.org/79901_107043_ENG_HTM.htm
> Is this a first step in removing *********** from TEC? 
> Anything you know about this and can share will be much
> appreciated.  As Rachel Maddow says, "Talk Me Down!"
> Affection and peace,

The internet is flooded with many views, most of them dire, about the
Communion Partners (CP) development.
I am not nervous about it.   They are organizing as any other group
in TEC has the right to do:  that's part of our democratic polity.
Obviously they would have worded themselves differently if they knew
someone would leak their correspondence to the World Wide Web, but
everyone who writes well write clearly for a specific intended
If we assume bad motives to CP, we can look for hidden meanings and
much nuance, but what a waste of holy time.     I think their point
of view is wrong-headed and disruptive, but I don't want to diminish
my ministry by taking the time to parse every phrase for its possible
offense to me.   
The amazing thing to me was how few active diocesan bishops have
signed on.   And this is just one more of myriads of groups with
similar purposes, each trying to reverse the course of TEC at the
If you must be concerned about any one of them, take her or him to
lunch and listen when you ask the person to tell you who Jesus is in
her of his life.  Witness to who Jesus is in yours.   Jesus won't be
just an idea or a political platform or a point of view then.  He'll
actually eat fish, especially if you go for breakfast.
Louie Crew, 377 S. Harrison St., 12D, East Orange, NJ 07018 973-395-1068
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