Okay, we’ve compiled our wish lists for General Convention. Now tell us what you think will happen to key legislation.
Two guess from me: the resolution to permit Communion before Baptism or without Baptism, or regardless of Baptism will not be approved. The degree of alarm over this resolution has always seem disproportionate to the likelihood of its approval. But I have enjoyed the conversation.
Resolutions of the “boycott, divestment, sanctions” sort aimed at Israel will not pass. The Presiding Bishop opposes them. Bishop Dawani of the Diocese of Jerusalem and the Middle East opposes them. I don’t believe supporters of these resolutions can overcome their opposition.
I am less confident about this prediction, but I believe we will do something that slows down the implementation of the denominational health plan. I am not well versed in the ins and outs of this issue, so I can’t offer a helpful explanation on why the plan hasn’t lived up to its billing. (Anybody care to help?) But it is clearly causing problems, and I think the church will respond in some way.