Friday, May 27, 2016

Dollars, demograpic decline and the gospel (or Gospel) of new Washington Cathedral dean

From Get Religion-

Talk about candor. From the get-go, the recent Washington Post story about the selection of a new dean at Washington National Cathedral is very upfront about the fact that this highly visible Episcopal Church landmark faces a crisis of dollars and demographics. And then there was that earthquake thing, literally.

Consider the headline, for example: "Needing to raise ten of millions, Washington National Cathedral picks a fundraiser for its new dean."

Now, I realize that college and university presidents are frequently hailed as great fundraisers. However, I don't know of many pastors, preachers or priests who have welcomed that label. In this case the Rev. Randy Hollerith – for some reason the Post editors drop "the Rev." or even "Father" on the first reference – makes it clear that this isn't his label of choice, either.

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