Monthly Archives: July 2012

The real meaning of the numbers

A visitor to General Convention on Saturday, from Louisville KY, decided to attend the Program Budget & Finance Hearing on Saturday night. He described it as a profound experience. To hear people speak of their ministry and the lives that … Continue reading

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The elephant in the room

There is an elephant in the room at General Convention!  No, it is not one of Kathy Copas’  innovative hospitality center decorations. Nor a mascot for an exhibitor or some advocacy group..  It is an issue that seems to loom … Continue reading

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Tip of the Iceberg

Many years ago, at the first General Convention I attended, an elder statesman of the church told me that you “see the Episcopal Church in action” at General Convention. But it seems to me that in reality General Convention is … Continue reading

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Hands on a tree

People passing the Indianapolis hospitality area  are warmly greeted by  Ann McBride who invites people to stop for a moment, select a piece of colored paper, trace their hand, cut it out and write a prayer, a desire or  just … Continue reading

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The Faces of General Convention – Legislature

The most familiar face of General Convention is that of a legislature. They pass policies, revise and approve budgets,  and vote on myriads of issues. The scope of the participatory nature of Episcopal polity convention is seen in the size … Continue reading

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The Faces of General Convention – Marketplace

Like the Suk or bazaar of a mid-east market place the Exhibit Hall of General Convention is a place of many booths, swarm of people, of activities and of all manner of goods and services. In a brief stroll through … Continue reading

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The other faces of General Convention – Family Reunion

It was quite a day this Fourth of July.  Driving to Indy from Southern Indiana. Figuring out where to go in this large convention center, and then registering, getting credentials and ID badges.  Then working a short shift at the … Continue reading

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First Impressions

For the next 10 days I will be blogging from and about the General Convention of the Episcopal Church meeting in Indianapolis IN The Indianapolis Convention Center is mammoth. So much so that walking in by the “back” door near … Continue reading

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