When was the last time you saw an Episcopal priest in the media talking about something OTHER than [a] reacting to the latest news from schism central or [b] talking about "sex"????
Which makes this the "Breaking News:"
The fact that the rector of one of the largest, most progressive Episcopal Churches in the country is on national television today as part of a panel on faith and spirituality is a HUGE step forward for those of us who have worked so long to get progressive faith voices "out there" and to convince the media that there actually ARE people of faith who are not religious fundamentalists.
In a world where people are searching for meaning and where religion is too often used as a weapon, this chance to share the radically inclusive love of God to such a wide audience is a huge gift.
And as we begin a New Year AND a New Administration, it is a great opportunity to invite people who may have "given up" on religion back into dialogue and conversation -- and maybe back into community!
Here endeth "the pitch." We'll be watching the segment together as a staff this afternoon ... check it out -- if you can -- and let me know what you thought!