Day: July 6, 2012

GC committee says time to sell 815

The Committee on Structure cut to the chase this morning, editing D016 down from eight resolutions to one: Sell the Episcopal Church headquarters at 815 Second Avenue before the 78th General Convention.

DANGER in the structure debates

At stake is a way of governing our church that allows lay people and clergy to act as equals to our bishops in making decisions. Our concept of sharing power between lay, clergy and bishops is not the way much of the Anglican Communion is governed. Our General Convention is far more democratic than church councils in other nations. If we are to sacrifice the General Convention as a “sacred cow,” we’d best have a much better way of making decisions than has been suggested to date.

GC2012: The energy and passion of unexpected moments

The Rev. Marshall Scott reports: At any given General Convention, perhaps the most interesting questions is, “What are we really going to argue about?” That might seem an odd question. After all, before the Convention begins there have been meetings and conversations and unnumbered blog posts to discuss the issues.

Friday reflections

Psalm 140, 142 Numbers 24:1-13 Romans 8:12-17 Matthew 22:15-22 “Deliver me, O LORD, from evildoers; protect me from the violent, Who devise evil in their hearts and stir up strife all day long.” Psalm 140 Protect me from them Protect them from me Take away the vat of violence A stew with chunks of anger …

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