Earlier this week there was much ado about a New York Times story entitled "Man of the Flesh to Man of the Cross" which turned out to be much ado about not very accurate facts, as revealed in Jan Nunley's brilliant investigative effort "Stop the Presses Before Someone Gets Hurt" over on EpiScope.
ANYWAY, here's the Letter to the Editor written to the NYTImes from +Jon Bruno -- a letter, I am pleased and proud to note, that sets the record straight in as faithful and measured a way as one could ask from a chief pastor. You can read it all here ... but here's the concluding paragraph:
As Christians, we always rejoice at the news that a person has been transformed by the gospel of Christ into new life, leaving behind attitudes or activities that separate him or her from the love and mercy of God. In the Episcopal Church, all baptized members are invited to be involved in worthwhile and fulfilling forms of ministry, many of which do not require ordination. We encourage Mr. Boyer to continue seeking for the path that our Lord intends for him.
The Right Reverend J. Jon Bruno, Bishop
Episcopal Diocese of Los Angeles
In a word: Bravo!
Meanwhile, also over at Episcopal Cafe has a nice piece entitled "Pod world and you tube" which notes All Saints tip-toeing into the 21st century with podcasts and videocasts ... including +Gene's sermon from last Sunday. Thanks, Episcopal Cafe folk!