As the Taskforce for Reimagining The Episcopal Church (TREC) has progressed in our work, we have come to see the raising and unbinding of Lazarus as a helpful way of understanding this moment in the life of The Episcopal Church. We believe Jesus is calling our church to new life and vitality, but the church is held back by its bindings—old ways of working that no longer serve us well.
We write this as we begin the final months of our work, to give you an update about our thinking and emerging recommendations for your prayerful consideration and feedback. We will publish our final report and specific legislative proposals in December 2014.
Therefore, it’s time for a BLOGFORCE READY 5 SCRAMBLE! If you’d like to blog with us on your reflections, follow the instructions below. This BLOGFORCE challenge will continue until Friday, September 12th at 5PM CDT, at which time a summary post will be made.
How do I participate in the Blogforce?
Simply blog your answer on your own site, then:
1. Paste the code you can find here at the bottom of your post – note that it is code so you will probably need to switch to HTML view in your blog editor. It should look like this on your blog when posted or previewed:
2. Send the permanent link and a 120 word or less abstract to firstname.lastname@example.org. This should be done by no later than 5PM Central Time on Friday the 12th. On Saturday, the abstracts will be re-posted with links. At that point, the provided code will point to the round-up page instead of here.
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