Author: Nicholas Knisely

Just thought I’d better add

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Just thought I’d better add something new to the mix. I’ve been reading the reports from the Dallas meeting of the AAC and finding myself more and more disheartened. According to the writing of one of my fellow Episcopal Communicators, Canon David Anderson (president of the AAC) has come clean and admitted that they expect that the AAC will be named the “Real Anglican Presence in the USA”. Bishop Duncan is reported to have said […]

So okay – I’m home

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So okay – I’m home now. I’m still digesting everything that happened at Convention – and trying to understand the implications. Here in our parish we have mostly welcomed the results of convention – though there have been some people who have struggled with the results of the votes. There have been a few people even who are thinking of leaving the parish as a result both of the vote and of the way that […]

Things are really starting to

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Things are really starting to wind down here – and I think all of us are grateful. After looking forward to these two weeks for the past year or so, I found myself sitting at my seat early yesterday afternoon counting the hours till I’d be joining my family for a week of fun at the shore… We did manage to pick it up in the late afternoon though. It’s amazing how quickly people can […]

Just a quick note at

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Just a quick note at lunch. People are starting to return home, so our numbers are slowly dwindling. There are some people apparently absenting themselves from the worship services – and while they are missed – they’re missing some great worship. (We had a gospel choir today that really rocked.) At our small table discussion this morning people started sharing what they’re hearing from home about the news of Gene Robinson’s consent. The news is […]

Things are quieting down now‚Ķ

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Things are quieting down now‚Ķ With the biggest issue behind us, and a compromise on the Blessing of Same Gender Relationships coming out of the House of Bishops, things are calming down significantly. We were clearly upheld and buoyed by the power of prayer over the last few days ‚Äì and it is that prayer which gave us the energy and courage for the task we faced. I can tell it was prayer and not […]

Into the regions beyond‚Ķ Yesterday

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Into the regions beyond‚Ķ Yesterday morning (the day of Bishop-elect Robinson‚Äôs consent) started for me in the Evangelism Committee. I went to testify about a Resolution that I have co-sponsored with two other people about the need to effect Reconciliation between different groups in the church. The resolution grew out of the meeting in LA that I attended earlier this spring ‚Äì and it commends the model that is being used by the Reconciliation Project […]

Ever had one of those

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Ever had one of those days? Things started quietly this morning. Got up and went to the last formal working meeting of the World Mission Committee… We spent the morning discussing the vision for World Mission laid out in the new working document from the Standing Committee on World Mission. A number of well known figures in the Mission field addressed our committee and we all talked about our excitement in finding ways to take […]

Well happy b-day to Rosemari

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Well happy b-day to Rosemari Sullivan (Secretary of General Convention.) She and I have the same birthday. Members of the Bethlehem deputation went out to a birthday celebration with me tonight at Murray’s Steakhouse (a truly famous landmark.) I have so many impressions of this day. I’m just going to list them in basically chronological order. The Eucharist this morning was astonishingly beautiful. The music was powerful and moving. There’s something about the massed voices […]