Episcopal rector in Oak Park (IL) explains accommodation to slipping attendance, a common church experience

It’s eerily reflective, in reverse, of the Roman Catholic dilemma and solution since Vatican Council 2, very much propelled by that council . . .

Rev. John Rumple, meanwhile, rector of Grace Episcopal Church on Lake Street, said, “Like many mainstream denominations, our church has faced the challenges of moving into modern times with a liturgy that is traditional and a Gothic building that is from another age. However, in our theology and practice, we are at the cutting edge of Christianity in terms of not only accepting, but welcoming the Spirit-led leadership of women, LGBTQ people, and racial minorities.”

. . . as in liturgical changes, construction and adaptation of church buildings, and engagement with social and political issues.

1 Comment

Leave a Comment

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s