The basic issue for the survival of the church is to realize that we live in a Postmodern culture. In this culture, hierarchical spiritual and theological authoritarian models are finished. By now this fact should be obvious to anyone living on planet earth.
The question, therefore, arises why do we have a House of Bishops and local Bishops dedicated to the
acquisition of power and central control? The majority of Episcopal clergy and laity are coming to the awareness that it is unnecessary overhead. It is for this reason that the Celtic model is the only viable option for an Episcopal future.
Episcopalians have become addicted to a nostalgia that we can no longer afford.
We must look to the creative explorations of an emerging Episcopal community.However, as we experience the implosion of a nostalgia culture are continuous prayer might be "Let Go and Let God." I suggest this prayer as a mantra for the House of Bishops.