Okay, so here is my question. Why wasn't the Episcopal Youth Event (EYE) covered by Episcopal News Source? I have only found one mention of it at all and it was during a 'Weeks Ahead' update.
Other than that there was no coverage at all.
Why is this? This was a gathering of 1300 Episcopalians from around the world, a gathering of youth. that only happens once every 3 years and there was no mention. Is it not considered important enough?
-- Episcopal Princess: Why No News?
Dude. Mainline Protestants are well-educated, coherent, sophisticated lovers of institutions. We can do better than this.
We have two enemies: institutionalization of the media, who are sadly mistaken in thinking the Religious Right is the mainstream in America; and our own reluctance to talk big.
So shoot us. We're modest. We don't go around telling other people that they need to convert to River Valley Church of Me or tiny devils with pointed sticks will torture them for thousands of years.
But we *do* believe, need I remind you, gentle reader, in the conversion of the world. We believe in a better future. And we ought to figure out how to use the media better to create it.