Spiritual Life and Leadership

54. An Evangelical in "Episcoland", with Aaron Klinefelter

September 30, 2019
Spiritual Life and Leadership
54. An Evangelical in "Episcoland", with Aaron Klinefelter
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Spiritual Life and Leadership
54. An Evangelical in "Episcoland", with Aaron Klinefelter
Sep 30, 2019
Markus Watson
Aaron Klinefelter shares the story of how God called him out of that evangelical tradition into the Episcopal tradition, but also what he's beginning to miss from his evangelical background.
Show Notes

In this episode, Aaron Klinefelter shares the story of how God called him out of that evangelical tradition into the Episcopal tradition. Aaron loves getting to belong to the Episcopal part of God’s family. But he’s noticed that there are some things he’s beginning to miss from his evangelical background.


THIS EPISODE’S HIGHLIGHTS INCLUDE:

  • Aaron Klinefelter is the Associate Rector at Trinity Church in Menlo Park, CA.
  • Out of Solitude by Henri Nouwen is one of the most formative books Aaron has read.
  • It was in college that Aaron was first introduced to the Episcopal church.
  • But Aaron did not yet find a way into the Episcopal church at that time.
  • After some time at Fuller Seminary, Aaron and his family moved to Cincinnati where he got involved in an emerging style church that had strong evangelical roots.
  • Aaron was eventually hired to do youth ministry in an Episcopal church in Cincinnati. A few years later, Aaron began the Episcopal ordination process.
  • When Aaron joined the Episcopal church, he felt like he had come home. But he also saw all the downsides of the denomination.
  • Since being in the Episcopal church, Aaron finds there are aspects of his evangelical background that he misses.
  • Aaron, still loves his Episcopalian home and is just now beginning to be able to express his feelings.
  • In 1985, Robert Webber wrote Evangelicals on the Canterbury Trail where he observed a trend in which evangelicals were moving toward Anglicanism.
  • Aaron’s evangelical background and Episcopalian present makes for fertile soil for experimentation.

 

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