John Yates is the faithful and courageous Rector of Falls Church, one of the prominent and historic congregations that separated from the Episcopal Chruch this past month. In an article co-written with Os Guiness for the Washington Post, he offered this rather remarkable observations:
"The sola scriptura (by the Scriptures alone) doctrine of the Reformation Church has been abandoned for the sola cultura (by the culture alone) way of the Modern Church. No longer under authority, the Episcopal Church today is either its own authority or finds its authority in the shifting winds of intellectual and social fashion--which is to say it has no authority."
That is so apt, so true, so tragic--and so repeatable.