“Who looks out with my eyes? What is the soul? I cannot stop asking. If I could taste one sip of an answer, I could break out of this prison for drunks. I didn’t come here of my own accord, and I can’t leave that way. Whoever brought me here will have to take me home.” Rumi
The Anglican church has been such a gift to me in my journey. On my pilgrimage as a post-evangelical, spiritual seeker… I have found a community of seekers:
We are a people who:
- Find truth in the tension between counter-opposites. Affirming both the sacred and secular, both the material and the non-material, both the mind and the heart, both the transcendence and the intimate closeness of God.
- Are not “black and white” thinkers instead affirm the ambiguity of experience and the value of learning to tolerate and embrace complexity and ambiguity in many aspects of human life and in the spiritual journey.
- Are Open-minded:Anglicans are people of a questioning faith. We search for wisdom in many places and encourage people to listen to each other and to bring their honest questions to their spiritual life.
- Are Intuitive: Anglicans are at home in the world of image, symbol, myth, ritual, and the arts. Very few Anglicans write systematic theologies. Instead we are writers, poets, pastors, and musicians.
- Are Aesthetic: Anglicans believe that beauty is the doorway to truth and goodness and that beauty is a doorway to God.
- Are Political: Anglicans believe that Christian life has political implications and that civic life is both a legitimate
By John Westerhoff has described Anglican Spirituality and what he calls Anglican Temperament in the following ways. These elements of our Anglican tradition are key to our speech about who we are both within our parishes and to those who may be interested and intrigued with an Anglican way of life.
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