Went and got registered for Convention… Wow is that a big room. And hot too. Apparently it costs more than $5000/hour to run the airconditioners so they’ve left them turned off today. Seems sort of silly given how comfortable it is outside – but there’s no way to open the window and let the cool air in.
I took some pictures of the hall. I’ll try to get them posted on the web in a little while.
Well – I’m here in Minneapolis… I seem to have messed up part of the blog, and managed to lose the posts I had made on Friday.
Sorry about that… I think I understand what happened, and I’ll try to figure out a work-around.
Bumpy ride getting here in summer thunderstorm ladden air. I’m hoping that’s not an omen of what’s to come in this convention, but I fear it is.
It is nice to see people though – I was able to visit with bunch of old friends from Pittsburgh and some new friends from Philly last night, and to talk about the work of Convention that really starts this evening.
More as I have a chance.
This is the National Church website for information and news releases –Episcopal News Service
Want to follow along with all the news? Try here –Anglicans Online | The News Centre
Here’s the actual press release by the group that met in Turro, VA earlier this week. VIRTUOSITY archives — July 2003, week 4 (#2)
Here’s David Virtue’s thoughts about what happened in Turro earlier this week.VIRTUOSITY archives — July 2003, week 4 (#1) David is a conservative lay person who reports regularly on the Episcopal Church and the Anglican Communion.
Here’s a link that will take to ally the resolutions being decided upon at General Convention: View_All_Legislation If you’re just interested in the “A” resolutions (resolutions from the Official Committees, Boards, Agencies, etc of the church) you can see just those. (B resolutions come from Bishops, C resolutions from Dioceses and D resolutions come from Deputies.)
Here’s the link to the software that I use to read the BCP, MP II and EP II on my Palm PDA: iSilo It’s shareware – and the trial period should be long enough for the whole of convention.
Here’s a link to an audio report on NPR this morning about General Convention: NPR : Episcopalians I’m surprised that the reporter thinks the vote is going to be so close.