Today was an “off” day from teaching — a much needed break and an opportunity to prepare for preaching tomorrow. We did go to the Equator which was an absolute blast. As you stand on the Equator it’s a good reminder that the church (throughout the world… and especially the Anglicans/Episcopalians) are stronger (numbers and health) on one side of the line. 80% of all Anglicans worship on one side of the line — and I have to admit that the supermajority of Christians is on the opposite side of the line than I live. The Southern Hemisphere houses the majority of strong, growing, healthy Christian bodies.
It reminded me of Jesus promise that the Gates of Hell would not prevail against the Church… he just never said it would be the white, western Church!!
We have so much to learn!