From Bishop Beckwith, to the Editor of The New York Times

Re: “Can Liberal Christianity Be Saved?,” by Ross Douthat (column, July 15).

To the Editor:

If liberal Christianity is defined as doing anything to adapt to the culture, I’d be glad to pray over its grave. But that’s neither the church I serve nor the diocese I lead.

The Episcopal Church is one of many mainline denominations, part of America’s ecclesiastical landscape since the beginning of our country. At times, each denomination h