Day: April 22, 2012

One more take on that letter from Executive Council

The Rev. Megan Castellan, (on Twitter @revlucymeg) a college chaplain from the Diocese of Arizona, took a long look at the Executive Council’s recent letter, and decided to write the council a letter in reply. Here is some of what she had to say on her blog, Red Shoes, Funny Shirt.

@theologybird: What I wish Executive Council had said

We are invested in and working towards (and more detail here would be nice) passing an accurate, balanced budget at General Convetion. We apologize for the anxiety and hurt that the proposed budget caused. The Executive Council is committed to the mission and ministry of The Episcopal Church.

Relations with Rome

Despite recent strains, many Anglicans, including the Archbishop of Canterbury, are pursuing better relationships with the Roman Catholic Church.

What makes a competent priest?

The document also gives aid to the difficult process of determining what constitutes competency. The primary question underlying the use of this document is not ‘What does a person know?’ but ‘What competencies does the person need to gain in order to be able to fulfil this ministry/vocation?’