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Sep
11

The metrics of reform?

The Task Force for Reimagining the Episcopal Church has delivered a 3,000-word document in language somewhere between the satire of Dilbert and the jargon of a Bain Capital report.
Feb
10

On bishops being bishops

(Presiding and otherwise)
Jan
24

Do not skew the PB slate

Let’s have no attempts to disrupt the field before a slate appears.
Dec
8

Polity ‘primer’: ACI’s response

The identity of those preparing this primer — most have participated as counsel or witnesses or have been listed as potential witnesses in the various lawsuits — makes obvious that the primary purpose of this document is its perceived usefulness in litigation.
Nov
14

Charges grieve several bishops

Bishops of Communion Partners “call upon all concerned to seek a non-juridical solution to these difficult matters.”
Oct
4

Let the meetings begin

The presiding officers of General Convention have announced 261 appointments to the church’s committees, commissions, agencies and boards.
Jul
5

Holy Women, Holy Men: onward

General Convention’s Committee on Prayer Book, Liturgy, and Church Music has endorsed continued trial use of Holy Women, Holy Men.
Jun
20

South Carolina will resist rite

“This is a defining moment in the life of the Episcopal Church, being the first formal adoption of doctrine, discipline and worship which are contrary to the unequivocal mandate of Holy Scripture, the historic Christian faith, Anglican doctrine, and the pronouncements of the four instruments of Anglican unity.”
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.
May
25

Our political captivity

General Convention’s structure has slavishly copied in ecclesial ink the politics and legislative processes of American culture.
May
21

Checks and balances

By Derek Olsen. How should we consider the roles and responsibilities of the presiding bishop and the president of the House of Deputies — historically, theologically, and canonically?
May
14

The message of the mission

By Thomas Ferguson. Budgets are often understood as extensions of ideological understandings of the nature and role of an institution. In the church, they evidence the ways in which we shape, incarnate, and give emphasis to how we are called to carry out God’s mission entrusted to us.
May
8

General Convention’s roles

By Timothy E. Kimbrough. The Episcopal Church as custodian, steward, mission source, and town hall.

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