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Jul
20

Friday

Twenty-four of the thirty-eight provinces of the Anglican Communion are represented here, twelve by their primate, with a total of 92 in attendance — mostly bishops and priests.
Jul
19

Thursday

We apologized for the long pattern of damage done to the wider communion by our own church, most recently at least week’s General Convention, and shared the “Indianapolis Statement” minority report.
Jul
18

Wednesday

The Nigerian church is on the front lines of the encounter with militant Islam. Many Christians there are, at any moment, in danger of losing life or property. So they cannot afford flabby troops. Neither can we, actually, but we haven’t completely figured that out yet.
Jul
17

Tuesday

I think I already knew this subliminally, but the prevailing sense in the Global South (a term that might be morphing into Global Majority) is that they were hoodwinked by seminaries in the “first world” countries that evangelized them 200 years ago, and to which they have been sending a steady stream of ordinands until fairly recently.
Jul
16

Monday (from Bangkok)

Bangkok with its tiny minority Christian population is emblematic of the missional challenge the worldwide church faces, and the Anglican Global South movement now has a two-decade history of taking responsible principled stands in the councils of the worldwide Anglican Communion.
Jun
29

Toward Convention IV: the Covenant

Whatever we do with the Covenant at this convention, I don't think it's going away.
Jun
20

Toward Convention III: celebrating the saints

In the 1990s, the liturgical calendar began to become a political football.
Jun
14

Toward Convention II: marriage

This is the second in a series of four posts on major issues facing the 77th General Convention of the Episcopal Church.
Jun
11

Toward Convention I: polity

Polity (or Structure, depending on one’s angle of approach, though the two cannot really be separated) is arguably the elephant in the room at this convention.
Sep
10

Daniel Martins

Daniel Martins is the 11th Bishop of Springfield.

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