From Father Matt Kennedy:
I originally wrote this article almost ten years ago on April 30, 2012. Were I to re-write it today, there’s not much I would change except for the implication that word and sacrament are competitors rather than siblings. My guess is that that sentiment was an overcorrection for the Episcopalian tendency to de-emphasize preaching and teaching in favor of an almost pagan/magical view of the sacraments.
— Read on standfirminfaith.com/why-we-are-the-way-we-are/