Category Archives: General Convention

Some personal thoughts about General Convention

In case you haven’t noticed, I’ve not had much to say about the recently concluded General Convention. Which is unusual for me. I started blogging back in 2003 during my first General Convention and I’ve been pretty good at posting … Continue reading

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Some Thoughts on the Eve of the 77th General Convention

As chair (for a little while longer at least) of the deputation of the Diocese of Arizona to General Convention, Bishop Smith invited me to share some reflections on the upcoming meeting in Indianapolis. “Beginning next week, bishops and deputies … Continue reading

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Structure in the Episcopal Church

What would it look like for us as the Episcopal Church to be willing to give a bit more freedom to dioceses and congregations to find structures for governance that make sense in local contexts? Continue reading

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Resources for Arizonans regarding General Convention

At the request of a number of lay and clergy voices here in the Diocese of Arizona, the General Convention deputation to Indianapolis this summer have created a blog to share information and gather feedback. We’ve called the blog “Arizona … Continue reading

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Why can’t the Atlanta process be the norm?

I just posted some thoughts about the Atlanta meeting led by the Standing Commission on Liturgy and Music on Friday and Saturday. You can read the full post over at the Episcopal Cafe on the Lead. Here’s a bit of … Continue reading

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Christopher Evans: Common Prayer Anglicans

Christopher has written up his thoughts on a piece by Nathan Humphrey wherein Nathan suggests a different binary set of lenses to use when viewing the parties in the Anglican Communion: Federalists and Covenanters. After pointing out that these two … Continue reading

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Pusey in support of Common Prayer to Christ as the root of catholic community

Hurrah for Jeffrey who dug out this quote from Fr. Pusey (of Blessed Memory): “‘At Holy Communion we pray to God to ‘inspire continually the Universal Church with the spirit of truth, unity and concord,’ and for ‘all Bishops,’ not … Continue reading

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Vatican announces its support for Rowan Willams’ position

Thought this was interesting given my speculation earlier this week… “The Vatican office ‘supports the archbishop in his desire to strengthen these bonds of communion, and to articulate more fully the relationship between the local and the universal within the … Continue reading

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David Simmons: Why am I an Episcopalian?

David has posted an essay today that echos a similar sentiment to what I just posted earlier this morning. “A large portion of the reason for me is because our denomination historically refuses to play the cultural games others have … Continue reading

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We pray together. And that’s enough.

Here's the post I've been working on since the end of General Convention. People at Trinity Cathedral will recognize the language… It's posted here on the Episcopal Café – where articles always tend to receive interesting feedback. —— A few … Continue reading

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