I like the way you state the aspects of the independence of the movement. Sometimes we feel the need to get their approval but it is not needed. The diversity in the ISM is a wonderful thing! I also can relate to members having perhaps not the best motives in serving a church or organization. I have come across some who want to stifle the freedom and independence by adopting a dogma or policy that seemed not to embrace a more liberal acceptance. But then again many flavors are in made up in the Independent Sacramental Tradition. "Peace"
Thank you for the comment! One thing I'm going to cover in the future of the Podcast is the idea of "parallel church" and how we do not need to set up parallel churches that operate as a sort of "I wish we were Roman, but we're not so let's make the best of it until they accept us."
An Independent Sacramental Movement Podcast, with your host Bishop David Oliver Kling.