Day: February 28, 2015

Beyond Vestries? Is it time to change parish governance

The Episcopal Church in its local, lived expression is very good at stifling new ideas and suffocating relational groupings if it appears that such movements will threaten the establishment. Creating these checks-and-balances between Vestry and Parish Council, then, will lead both groups to become partners in the work of ministry, one paying greater attention to relational matters, the other to those more functional (and necessary) concerns of what it means to be church.

Episcopal Church 2016-18 budget hearings to begin in Provinces and online

Episcopal Church 2016-18 budget hearings to begin in Provinces and online

Committee members will get comments and questions as they make budget presentations to the pre-General Convention synods about to begin in each of the church’s nine provinces. A web-based comment process open to the whole church is due to be available within the week.

The Magazine: unmasking our selves for Christ’s sake

The Magazine: unmasking our selves for Christ’s sake

What I came to understand is that bullying is built out of a perverse reciprocity. What is seductive for the bully – what feeds him – is the reaction of his victim to his threats and his taunts: tears, rage, disorientation, and terror are all equally delicious. Deprived of these things, the bully goes hungry. And so I resolved to wage a campaign of starvation.