Regardless of the theological perspectives, I am thankful Scripture is being studied and communicated on this forum. Maybe we have our reformed friends to thank for this Biblical emphasis. If so, then I welcome your participation and communication. I think studying and discussing the Bible is what all of us should do more. As I move around various Anglican parishes, I see a fair amount of Biblical illiteracy among Anglican clergy and staff. One example that has gotten into my crawl lately is the term "transformation", which is sometimes used in liberal parishes instead of traditional Bible-based terms, such as salvation, sanctification, justification, regeneration, etc. I also hear negative comments spoken about classical Christianity, conservative Anglicans, orthodox, traditional, evangelicals, and fundamentalists. Currently, I am attending a class on "contemplation and centering prayer" at a regional TEC cathedral. There are a lot of words thrown about in the book we are reading, as well as comments made in the class, about the need for prayer in our busy lives. I have to smile sometime and whisper to myself--Do the Daily Office! Read the Sunday and Daily Lectionary! But alas, many folks are into conducting classes and workshops, as well as writing magazine articles and books. I guess they have to coin new terms to woo readers and audiences, just as manufacturers repackage a seasoned produce with the terms "new", "improved", "new and improved", and "ultra". All of this makes me want to box up many of the books in my personal library and stay with the Book of Common Prayer, a trusted hymnal, and a single Bible. One BCP on my shelf--one hymnal on my shelf--one Bible on my shelf. Ahhh... But then my wrinkled old brain raises these questions: Which BCP? Which hymnal? Which Bible? Do any of you long for a simple Christian life?