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Rev. John B. Lipscomb

Spiritual Director Bethany Center and Parochial Vicar St. Timothy's Parish, Lutz, FL

Bethany Center

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Bethany Center

18150 Drive

Lutz, Florida 33558

United States

Company Description

Bethany Center supports the ministries of the Diocese of St. Petersburg. We provide meeting spaces, overnight accommodations and catering services with generous hospitality in a spiritual atmosphere. As a Retreat and Conference Facility, we welcome other ... more

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Background Information

Employment History

//www.bethanycenterfl.org/

Bishop of Southwest Florida

Diocese Of Southwest Florida Inc

Presiding Bishop

VirtueOnline

Coach Trainer

Biblical Coaching Academy

Affiliations

Member
Roman Catholic Church

Trustee
University of the South

Fellow
Graduate Theological Foundation

Member, Board of Episcopalians
Global Reconciliation

Board Member
Bishop Masereka Christian Foundation Inc

Member
Commission on Ministry

Education

Summer Peace Building Institute at Eastern Mennonite University

B.A.

University of North Carolina , Asheville

Doctor of Ministry Degree

Graduate Theological Foundation

Masters

Web References (198 Total References)


Father John Lipscomb - ...

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Father John Lipscomb - Spiritual Director JohnLipscomb@bethanycenterfl.org | 813.960.6306


For others, I think, there is ...

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For others, I think, there is a sense that this is something they have thought is a direction the Church should head in," said Father John Lipscomb, a former Episcopalian bishop who entered the Catholic Church five years ago with his wife of 44 years.

"I think people see this as something very positive in the life of the Church," said Father Lipscomb, 62, the spiritual director of the Bethany Retreat Center in the Diocese of St. Petersburg, Fla.
Father Lipscomb is one of about 70 married Catholic priests in the United States.
...
Father Lipscomb, the son of a Baptist minister, said he struggled with the direction that his church had taken, and noted that one presiding bishop essentially denied the unique saving role of Jesus Christ.
"I realized I could no longer stay in the Episcopal Church," said Father Lipscomb, the former bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Southwest Florida.
"I had to find a place where I could live out my Christian faith with a degree of integrity," he said. He entered the Catholic Church with his wife, Marcie, in December 2007 and was ordained a Catholic priest two years later.
...
"There is no question the children who live in the parsonage feel themselves living in a glass bowl," Father John Lipscomb said. "Their parents, especially their father, are very much public people, but then again, I don't think in many ways it's any different from the dynamics of any children who have to cope with having parents in the public eye. "I think oftentimes the children put a larger burden on themselves than what is actually being placed on them by others," Father Lipscomb said.
...
Father Lipscomb's wife had also known of her husband's interior struggles, and also eventually made the same decision and entered the Catholic Church with her husband.
"My decision was a personal decision I had to make, without any sense that she was going to make a similar decision," Father Lipscomb said. "One day, she shared with me that she had prayerfully considered the same question, and that she felt she had to make the same decision, that the Lord was calling her to the Catholic Church as well.
"In many ways, her decision was my confirmation regarding the rightness of the decision," Father Lipscomb said.
...
Having sustained a marriage across four decades and raised two children, Father Lipscomb said, are invaluable experiences he can bring when counseling people.
"At the same time, I think many of the lessons we learn within the domestic church are also lessons we've learned within the larger Church," he said.
...
"I knew there were times where there were tensions within the family unit because his work had to take precedence over things the family wanted to take part in," Father Lipscomb said.
...
Father Lipscomb noted that Jesus, in the Gospel of Matthew, talks about those who become like eunuchs for the kingdom of heaven.
"The Lord does call and equip many for the celibate life so that they can pursue the priestly ministry," Father Lipscomb noted.
...
There were early concerns that married priests would encounter jealousy and resentment from their celibate counterparts, but Father Sullins and Father Lipscomb said they have been treated generously by other priests.
...
"I feel, in fact, very grateful for the kindness and reception we've had both from the clergy and the laity in the diocese," Father Lipscomb said.
...
Father Lipscomb - who also recently became the parochial vicar at St. Timothy Parish in Lutz, Fla. - said he understands that allowing married priests will raise questions in the Church, especially given the shortage of priestly vocations, but he believes the celibate priesthood will continue.
"I don't see [the provision] as making a radical change in the Holy See's understanding of celibacy as a norm for the life of the Church and for the life of the priest," Father Lipscomb said.


For others, I think, there is ...

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For others, I think, there is a sense that this is something they have thought is a direction the Church should head in," said Father John Lipscomb, a former Episcopalian bishop who entered the Catholic Church five years ago with his wife of 44 years.

"I think people see this as something very positive in the life of the Church," said Father Lipscomb, 62, the spiritual director of the Bethany Retreat Center in the Diocese of St. Petersburg, Fla.
Father Lipscomb is one of about 70 married Catholic priests in the United States.


For others, I think, there is ...

www.instrumentofpeace.org [cached]

For others, I think, there is a sense that this is something they have thought is a direction the Church should head in," said Father John Lipscomb, a former Episcopalian bishop who entered the Catholic Church five years ago with his wife of 44 years.

"I think people see this as something very positive in the life of the Church," said Father Lipscomb, 62, the spiritual director of the Bethany Retreat Center in the Diocese of St. Petersburg, Fla.
Father Lipscomb is one of about 70 married Catholic priests in the United States.
...
Father Lipscomb, the son of a Baptist minister, said he struggled with the direction that his church had taken, and noted that one presiding bishop essentially denied the unique saving role of Jesus Christ.
"I realized I could no longer stay in the Episcopal Church," said Father Lipscomb, the former bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Southwest Florida.
"I had to find a place where I could live out my Christian faith with a degree of integrity," he said. He entered the Catholic Church with his wife, Marcie, in December 2007 and was ordained a Catholic priest two years later.
...
"There is no question the children who live in the parsonage feel themselves living in a glass bowl," Father John Lipscomb said. "Their parents, especially their father, are very much public people, but then again, I don't think in many ways it's any different from the dynamics of any children who have to cope with having parents in the public eye. "I think oftentimes the children put a larger burden on themselves than what is actually being placed on them by others," Father Lipscomb said.
...
Father Lipscomb's wife had also known of her husband's interior struggles, and also eventually made the same decision and entered the Catholic Church with her husband.
"My decision was a personal decision I had to make, without any sense that she was going to make a similar decision," Father Lipscomb said. "One day, she shared with me that she had prayerfully considered the same question, and that she felt she had to make the same decision, that the Lord was calling her to the Catholic Church as well.
"In many ways, her decision was my confirmation regarding the rightness of the decision," Father Lipscomb said.
...
Having sustained a marriage across four decades and raised two children, Father Lipscomb said, are invaluable experiences he can bring when counseling people.
"At the same time, I think many of the lessons we learn within the domestic church are also lessons we've learned within the larger Church," he said.
...
"I knew there were times where there were tensions within the family unit because his work had to take precedence over things the family wanted to take part in," Father Lipscomb said.
...
Father Lipscomb noted that Jesus, in the Gospel of Matthew, talks about those who become like eunuchs for the kingdom of heaven.
"The Lord does call and equip many for the celibate life so that they can pursue the priestly ministry," Father Lipscomb noted.
...
There were early concerns that married priests would encounter jealousy and resentment from their celibate counterparts, but Father Sullins and Father Lipscomb said they have been treated generously by other priests.
...
"I feel, in fact, very grateful for the kindness and reception we've had both from the clergy and the laity in the diocese," Father Lipscomb said.
...
Father Lipscomb - who also recently became the parochial vicar at St. Timothy Parish in Lutz, Fla. - said he understands that allowing married priests will raise questions in the Church, especially given the shortage of priestly vocations, but he believes the celibate priesthood will continue.
"I don't see [the provision] as making a radical change in the Holy See's understanding of celibacy as a norm for the life of the Church and for the life of the priest," Father Lipscomb said.


For others, I think, there is ...

www.instrumentofpeace.org [cached]

For others, I think, there is a sense that this is something they have thought is a direction the Church should head in," said Father John Lipscomb, a former Episcopalian bishop who entered the Catholic Church five years ago with his wife of 44 years.

"I think people see this as something very positive in the life of the Church," said Father Lipscomb, 62, the spiritual director of the Bethany Retreat Center in the Diocese of St. Petersburg, Fla.
Father Lipscomb is one of about 70 married Catholic priests in the United States.
...
Father Lipscomb, the son of a Baptist minister, said he struggled with the direction that his church had taken, and noted that one presiding bishop essentially denied the unique saving role of Jesus Christ.
"I realized I could no longer stay in the Episcopal Church," said Father Lipscomb, the former bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Southwest Florida.
"I had to find a place where I could live out my Christian faith with a degree of integrity," he said. He entered the Catholic Church with his wife, Marcie, in December 2007 and was ordained a Catholic priest two years later.
...
"There is no question the children who live in the parsonage feel themselves living in a glass bowl," Father John Lipscomb said. "Their parents, especially their father, are very much public people, but then again, I don't think in many ways it's any different from the dynamics of any children who have to cope with having parents in the public eye. "I think oftentimes the children put a larger burden on themselves than what is actually being placed on them by others," Father Lipscomb said.
...
Father Lipscomb's wife had also known of her husband's interior struggles, and also eventually made the same decision and entered the Catholic Church with her husband.
"My decision was a personal decision I had to make, without any sense that she was going to make a similar decision," Father Lipscomb said. "One day, she shared with me that she had prayerfully considered the same question, and that she felt she had to make the same decision, that the Lord was calling her to the Catholic Church as well.
"In many ways, her decision was my confirmation regarding the rightness of the decision," Father Lipscomb said.
...
Having sustained a marriage across four decades and raised two children, Father Lipscomb said, are invaluable experiences he can bring when counseling people.
"At the same time, I think many of the lessons we learn within the domestic church are also lessons we've learned within the larger Church," he said.
...
"I knew there were times where there were tensions within the family unit because his work had to take precedence over things the family wanted to take part in," Father Lipscomb said.
...
Father Lipscomb noted that Jesus, in the Gospel of Matthew, talks about those who become like eunuchs for the kingdom of heaven.
...
"The Lord does call and equip many for the celibate life so that they can pursue the priestly ministry," Father Lipscomb noted.
...
There were early concerns that married priests would encounter jealousy and resentment from their celibate counterparts, but Father Sullins and Father Lipscomb said they have been treated generously by other priests.
...
"I feel, in fact, very grateful for the kindness and reception we've had both from the clergy and the laity in the diocese," Father Lipscomb said.
...
Father Lipscomb - who also recently became the parochial vicar at St. Timothy Parish in Lutz, Fla. - said he understands that allowing married priests will raise questions in the Church, especially given the shortage of priestly vocations, but he believes the celibate priesthood will continue.
"I don't see [the provision] as making a radical change in the Holy See's understanding of celibacy as a norm for the life of the Church and for the life of the priest," Father Lipscomb said.

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