Friday, September 07, 2007

An Attempt to Practice Hope

Hope is one of the "big three" Christian virtues (along with Faith and Love). To some extent, virtues are infused by grace. At the same time, virtues must be cultivated, they must be practiced, especially when they don't seem to come easily or naturally.

In the current Anglican churchscape, "wild" hope seems in short supply, so we need to look to the "farm-raised" variety in order to sustain our lives of...well, faith and love--the other virtues. To that end, I am pleased and honored to be associated with a new communal blog effort called Covenant. It has just gone public in the last few hours, and if you have even a passing interest in things Anglican, I invite you take a look. Then bookmark it and come back frequently.

Covenant is offered from a "communion conservative" perspective, even while attempting to build bridges (rather than burn them) toward Anglicans who may hold "liberal" positions on some controverted questions, but who are committed to an intact Anglican Communion living within the framework of the Windsor Report and the covenant process. I am privileged to have been invited to be one of the regular contributors, along with several minds much keener than my own--some of the best and brightest in Anglican cyberspace today, actually.

It is an act of hope. Intentional hope. Practiced hope. May God bless it.


unklephil said...

And may God bless you. Sometimes the toughest place to be, contrary to popular belief, is in the middle. Best of luck in this undertaking.

...and happy birthday, big guy!

Anonymous said...

A Happy Birthday to you!

Wishing you and all who converse on this hopeful site the peace that passeth understanding, patience, and love.

Grace and peace - Barb