It was 47 years ago today that the House of Bishops voted 79-56, and without debate, to drop the word “Protestant” from the name of the official title of the denomination. That’s not the end of the story, of course.
Day: October 16, 2011
It’s not enough just to vote. Voting in the absence of knowledge or without an ethical fundamentum is a deeply moral problem.
Thinking Anglicans yesterday reported: Seven diocesan synods debated the women bishops legislation today. We will update this article as results become available. A majority of diocesan synods have now voted in favour of the main motion, and the draft legislation can now return to General Synod.
“i believe in the power of intention to change the landscape of our society – and it is my intention to live an authentic life of compassion and integrity and action.”
More and more congregations are ministering to animals as well as their humans.
How, then, do we honor our Baptismal Covenant and “proclaim by word and example the Good News of God in Christ” when “evangelism” in the traditional sense gives us the heebie-jeebies? how do we move from, in the words of church consultant Andrew D. Weeks, from “friendly fellowship” to “risky hospitality?”
What might God tell each of us in the silence, that we’ve never heard before, because the noise of the familiar was too comforting?