Day: December 16, 2014

TREC response round-up

I’ve been trying to keep an eye on responses to the final report form TREC.  Reactions have covered the gamut from enthusiastic to cynical, but nearly all have been able to see some positives in the report.  Everyone also seems to acknowledge the terrifically large and complex mission of the task force, and appreciating that […]

Church of England expected to name first female bishop Wednesday

News sources in the UK are reporting that, just four weeks after the CoE’s General Synod changed Canon Law, the first female bishop is expected to be named on Wednesday From the Daily Telegraph The Daily Telegraph understands that a female priest has been chosen as the new Bishop of Stockport which has been vacant […]

Joint Nominating Committee for the Election of the Presiding Bishop issues update

The JNCPB has issued an update in their work towards nominations for the election of the next Presiding Bishop. The statement can be found here Video interviews were conducted with bishops entering the discernment process with the nominating committee. Members of the JNCPB will meet in January to review video and written materials prior to […]

The Green Report

The Bishop of Ely has issued a statement commending The Green Report, a study on the development of senior clergy in the Church of England. Describing the priorities of the report, the Bishop notes The framework prioritises: Supporting bishops and deans in their discipleship and so enabling them in their ministry as confident leaders and evangelists […]


Since the distressing and ultimately deadly siege of an Australian cafe over the weekend, a hashtag has aimed to counter potential anti-Muslim backlash in the region by offering support and solidarity with Muslim Australians: #IllRideWithYou. The Atlantic reports that behind the heartwarming reponse lies very real fear, quoting a tweet from an ultra-right wing group […]

TREC report: overnight responses – UPDATED

TREC report: overnight responses – UPDATED

The release of the report from the Task Force for Reimagining the Episcopal Church yesterday has so far produced a lot of reading and a few initial comments, but it will likely take a couple of days for fuller responses to be framed. One exception is the Crusty Old Dean (the Very Rev Tom Ferguson, […]

Speaking to the Soul: Called to Greatness

Speaking to the Soul: Called to Greatness

Luke 1:26-38 How many girls do you know have been painted by DaVinci and sculpted by Michelangelo…who’ve been serenaded by Bach and Schubert… who’ve been praised by Augustine and Aquinas… who’ve been venerated over the ages by a constant stream of devotions? Or more to the point, can we ever hope to know anyone after […]