The Effect of a Rule of Life on the Symptoms of Acedia at Church of the Epiphany

Full Title
The Effect of a Rule of Life on the Symptoms of Acedia at Church of the Epiphany
Author
Stacey Timothy Tafoya D.Min.
Abstract
The question that arises is how spiritual communities can be affected by the many
distractions of the modern world. Churches are not immune to the lack of “the ability
simply to be alone with our thoughts.” In fact, it would seem that the church, whose text
is the Bible, must go further to break through the endless distractions of the day to hear
the voice of God in the scriptures.
the church began a journey with international refugees when
twenty-five children and adults from the nation of Burundi came to church on a Labor
Day weekend. This started a mini-influx of folks from various parts of the world. The
church has discovered a new sense of purpose and excitement as there are folks present in
worship from five continents. The worship of Epiphany is also both ancient and future,
focusing on the best of classical hymnology and contemporary worship within the
worship of the Book of Common Prayer. In addition, there is also an emphasis on the
Bible as the pastor and the church seek to be Christ-centered and evangelical as well as
sacramental.
Degree Granting Institution
Country
United States
Degree Granted
Doctor of Ministry
Major
Leadership in Community Spiritual Formation
Type of Work
D.Min. Project
Advisor
Timothy Dolan Ph.D.
Marshall Shelley D.D.
Language
English
Date
2020
Number of Pages
171
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