Since your book is about becoming Anglican. It stopped me dead in my tracks. As best as I can recall, I've tried to communicate that my book is about the silence of God, not about my journey into a two-church-a-Sunday world of Anglican and Baptist faith. But as I looked over my blog for the past year, as I combed through the posts, I could see how someone might come away with the impression that I'm 99% Anglican now and just steps away from a confirmation class.
I think there are two reasons for this: one, the Anglican tradition is so (relatively) new to me, I talk about it with excitement and focus on my response to the beauty I find within it; two, those elements that are talked about that might seem Anglican could be equally Baptist. What I mean is that the reverence for Scripture or the place of private devotion is as much a Baptist theological imperative as Anglican, so when I speak of one, I'm thinking of them both. But words are tricky, they convey as they will, and I have not always been prudent in clarity.
Here's what I can tell you, clearly: I shall likely never be confirmed in the Anglican church. It is likely that I shall live out my days seeking a liturgically-inclinded Baptist church that follows the church year and places a specific emphasis on the place of the Eucharist. But I hope and maintain the hope that such a church shall be Baptist. And I have a handful of reasons why.
Today marks the last day of the Southern Baptist Convention annual meeting; it seems an appropriate day to announce a new, brief series: over the next four Wednesdays, I plan to engage a brief dialogue over four particular issues that keep me firmly Baptist. (Perhaps it shall be elongated if the discussion requires it.) I hope this reflects well my liturgical blend truly, as well as clarifies questions people might have about the person writing a book about the silence of God and straddling two denominational traditions at the same time.
Also, I'd like this to be an opportunity for you, as a reader. Is there a particular question about my spirituality you would like me to address? Let me know in the comments below. (Or, have you ever felt the need to clarify where you stand theologically on X and Y, which surprised you?)