Monthly Archives: July 2012

Aging paradigm

Part of my personality is to conveniently “forget” facts like I am reluctantly aging and I can no longer do with ease what I used to do at 35 or 40. This came back full force to my awareness when … Continue reading

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Lasting impact?

The last resolution has been concurred with. Deputies and Bishops are packed and heading home. This 2012 General Convention will head into memory and to the history books. There will be debate on the impact of this General Convention on … Continue reading

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A Third Answer

My grandmother taught me quite young that “God has three answers: Yes,  No. and  Wait.”  It looks like the Episcopal Church response to the Anglican Communion regarding the proposed Covenant is that third answer. The Church is also affirming participation … Continue reading

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Mission & numbers

The Mission of the Church Is the Mission of Christ ~ To proclaim the Good News of the Kingdom ~ To teach, baptize and nurture new believers ~ To respond to human need by loving service ~ To seek to … Continue reading

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Faces of blessing

The passage of the resolution concerning the authorization of same-sex blessing rites marks a significant mile stone in what has been a 30 year conversation for the Episcopal Church. In that process we often get wrapped up in the words, … Continue reading

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More than sex

I was in the House of Bishops Monday afternoon as the resolution authorizing provisional rites for the blessing of same-sex couples was debated.  I looked around mid-way during the debate and there was hardly an empty chair any where. There … Continue reading

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Why do people go to General Convention?

So why do so many people want to come to General Convention. The answer I have heard most often is “to see…” To see old friends and colleagues       and to make new friends from across the church. … Continue reading

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Got Worship?

If we in the Episcopal Church know how to do any one thing well it is worship. Our worship at General Convention has been a feast of worship experiences. We have heard traditional choirs and anthems, outstanding preachers (such as … Continue reading

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Heart Language

Sometimes the Episcopal Church is seen as an “English” church.  Years ago Clay Morris of the Episcopal Church Center told Nancy and I that 35 different languages are used in Episcopal worship in  the Diocese of Los Angeles.  We are … Continue reading

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Other Faces of General Convention – Communities

Through July 12th I am attending and blogging about the Episcopal Church’s 77th General Convention in Indianapolis, IN. Sunday night we were invited to Western New York Night at a local Indianapolis restaurant called the Slippery Noodle. Nancy and I … Continue reading

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