Susan Snook has some concerns about the way the conversation on restructuring the Episcopal Church is headed.
Imaging what someone from outer space might think of the claims that the Episcopal Church wants to refocus itself outwardly towards mission she writes:
"Our Martian friends would, however, discover lots of inward focus. Clearly they would detect right away that our mission includes maintaining a headquarters in Manhattan, housing a large staff. Quite likely they would conclude that our mission includes maintaining a great number of costly and beautiful buildings, which are lightly occupied for one hour a week. And most of all, I think they would conclude that our mission was to argue with each other.
Snook wonders if restructuring will be another time of conflict. Her whole post is here.