Monthly archives: July 2015

General Convention photo album

Many thanks to Deputy News photographers Brian Baker, Jacob Bilich, and Jim Steadman for these memories of the 78th General Convention in Salt Lake City.

Deputies sprint to the finish

On a day that began with their presiding bishop-elect begging them to put a fresh charge into the Jesus Movement and ended almost 10 hours later, the members of the Episcopal Church’s House of Deputies sprinted through dozens of resolutions, sang and prayed, and forged a difficult compromise with their colleagues in the House of…
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Podcast: Fun, games, and the hymn to the virtual binder

In the last of her series of General Convention podcasts, the Rev. Emily Mellott, alternate deputy from the Diocese of Chicago and rector of Calvary Church, Lombard, spoke to deputies about the lighthearted aspects of life in the House of Deputies. Guests General Convention Bingo: The Rev. Melody Shobe is a deputy from the Diocese…
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Video: Worship at General Convention: gospel choir

There are many things to do at General Convention, from the legislative sessions to the exhibit hall. One of the most collaborative, creative, and universal activities is the daily Eucharist. The music during the Eucharist on Tuesday morning was led by two young choirs from North Carolina. After the service was over and they had…
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House of Bishops completes its work

On the final legislative day of the 78th General Convention, the House of Bishops plowed through multiple calendars and dozens of resolutions, including two that drew considerable debate but ultimately were approved. A matter that had caused significant debate on Thursday – whether or not the president of the House of Deputies should receive a…
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A budget for evangelism

Yesterday morning the Rev. Frank Logue of Georgia went to the microphone in the House of Deputies and moved an amendment he didn’t think had much chance of passing. In effect, he asked the General Convention, on the second-to-last day of its triennial meeting, to add more than $2.8 million to the budget for church…
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Bishops nix stipend for PHoD

  Resolution D013, which would revise the process for creating the budget for the Episcopal Church, engendered significant debate in the House of Bishops about whether it was appropriate for the president of the House of Deputies to receive a stipend paid from the Episcopal Church. The resolution, including provision for an unspecified stipend, had…
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I believe

If you haven’t been introduced to the musical “Book of Mormon”, then might I strongly suggest it? The language is exactly on par with what you’d expect from the creators of the television show South Park, who also wrote this show, but at its heart, the story has a theology of grace that is very…
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Podcast: Alabando al Señor

Sandra Montes de la Iglesia Episcopal de San Mateo en Huston nos habla sobre su amor a la música, su grupo músical y su deseo para el ministerio latino en la Iglesia Episcopal.

Fruitfulness of Exhaustion

Judging by the longer lines at the coffee stands and the growing number of blank looks upon the faces of deputies and bishops, I would guess that General Convention is taking its toll on all of us—an assessment that should not surprise anyone. Today is the eighth legislative day of the convention. Add to that…
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