Daily archives: Thursday, July 2, 2015

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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Podcast: Race at General Convention

Deputy Anita George, a veteran civil rights activist from the Diocese of Mississippi and Kevin Smallwood, an Episcopal Service Corps intern in the Diocese of Western Massachusetts talk with Emily Mellott about how issues of race have played out at and around General Convention.

Getting ready to revise the Prayer Book

Getting ready to revise the Prayer Book. There is something slightly surreal about sitting in the Prayer Book, Liturgy, and Music Committee, bleary eyed but looking cheerful, at 7:30 every morning talking about the church’s worship. When I became an Episcopalian in 1986, I assumed that the forms of worship contained in that red book had…
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Resolutions: from start to finish

For the last triennium, I have served as a member of the Standing Commission on Lifelong Christian Formation and Education.  When it came time to indicate preferences for legislative committee assignments for General Convention, I figured that indicating Committee 12: Formation and Education for Ministry would be a good fit since the SCLCFE resolutions would…
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