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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.
May
4

Orderly Counsel introduction

Orderly Counsel introduction Essays in Advance of General Convention 2012
Apr
16

The hope and joy of peace

Life ahead in the Episcopal Church
Apr
3

More than no on the Covenant

Even as the proposed Anglican Communion Covenant approached its rejection by a majority of dioceses in the Church of England, three Episcopal Church bishops are sponsoring a resolution that supports a continuing Covenant discussion.

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