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Jul
16

Reflections on worship at GC

Reflections on worship at GC Quite a lot has been written on the legislation from the most recent General Convention. What tends to get overlooked is the quality of daily worship.
Jul
2

An indissoluble bond: the Communion Partners and the House of Bishops

An indissoluble bond: the Communion Partners and the House of Bishops House of Bishops: "The Communion Partners are an indispensable part of who we are. We need their witness."
Jun
28

Habemus papam!

Habemus papam! Yesterday morning, the bishops sitting in secret conclave in St. Mark's Cathedral elected one of their brothers as the 27th Presiding Bishop and Primate of the Episcopal Church, the soon-to-be Most Reverend Michael J. Curry. There was, alas, no white smoke from the cathedral chimney.
Jun
16

The Anglican Covenant in 2015

The Anglican Covenant in 2015 I fear that one of the proposed resolutions on the Anglican Covenant (D022), with its uncompromising language of rejection, risks driving a wedge between us and other Anglican provinces.
May
28

Let Episcopal-Mormon dialogue begin

Let Episcopal-Mormon dialogue begin The Episcopal Church and LDS have one crucial point of theology in common, and it is called continuing revelation.
May
27

From crisis to renewal: the Episcopal Church and all Creation

From crisis to renewal: the Episcopal Church and all Creation The renewal of the Church and of Creation will require people who know in their bones that the path to life leads through sacrifice and death.
Sep
29

Searching for light: another word on TREC

Searching for light: another word on TREC Larger ecclesiastical structures are of course inevitable, but they aren’t of much interest until it’s clear what difference they make on the front line.
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.

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