Monday, August 21, 2006

Nashotah House in the News


This may have little meaning to anyone besides the few dozen MBBC grad students and undergrad Biblical Studies majors who made the half-hour trek to Nashotah House, the small Episopalian Seminary in the middle of nowhere with the sweet periodicals section that so graciously allowed us Baptists to profit from their abundance. (Actually, I think we drove through nowhere on the way there.)

Anyway, I was quite surprised to find an article about Nashotah House on the front page of the religion section in Saturday's edition of my small-town local paper. You can read the original publication of the article in the Washington Post here.

Gordon-Conwell seminary is attempting to reach out to conservative Episcopalians who have few places to turn for seminary education in light of the growing rift in that denomination. Apparently, GCTS will invite professors from Nashotah House and another Episcopal seminary to teach in their new elective concentration in Anglican-Episcopal studies in the master of divinity program.

9 comments:

Lisa Z said...

I saw that article in the Post. Very encouraging. Father Bill is awesome. What local paper was this reprinted in if I may ask?

Ben said...

This one.

In searching for the link, I stumbled across this article about local Episcopalians in today's edition.

Lisa Z said...

Do you have a problem with a pastor blessing a pet?

Ben said...

Maybe I just don't understand it yet.

Lisa Z said...

Ben, did you edit your comment? I was going to reply, but I don't recall exactly what you said before. As for understanding it, I haven't looked into it either, but the first thought that came to my mind was the Father knows even when a sparrow perishes and falls to the ground. So certainly He wouldn't have a problem with a pet receiving a blessing, would He? As far as I know, God cares for all his creation, not just humankind.

Ben said...

To answer your first question, yes.

Lisa Z said...

And the latter?

Kent Brandenburg said...

One of my favorite stories of all time has to do with traveling up to Nashotah with Dwayne Morris and Eric Barnes. Fond memories looking for bad sources for papers.

Lisa Z said...

Bad sources?