Today’s unlikely pairing of reports brings us resolutions from the Standing Commission on World Mission and the House of Bishops Committee on Pastoral Development. The report from world mission is especially worth reading, as the reader can learn much about the state of our relationships with some of our partners.
Today we look an unlikely pair of reports (though like peanut butter and jelly, perhaps there’s a treat waiting for discovery), the Standing Commission on Stewardship and Development and the Standing Commission on Social Justice and Public Policy. We’re on the home stretch, friends.
This is the fourteenth post in a series on resolutions for General Convention 2015. See also the index of resolutions and the list of resources related to #GC78. Some fancy restaurants serve multi-course dinners in which each course...
This is the thirteenth post in a series on resolutions for General Convention 2015. See also the index of resolutions and the list of resources related to #GC78. Sorry for the lag between episodes of Tangled Up in...
For today, we get to the resolutions coming from the Standing Commission on Liturgy and Music. In a Groundhog Day moment, I feel like I’m rewriting what I wrote for the 2012 General Convention. We’ll look at the SCLM material over two or three posts, depending on my stamina. Let’s start with saints, or perhaps I should say, “saints.”
Today brings us to the Standing Commission on Anglican and International Peace with Justice Concerns. Their mandate, as I noted in 2012 is “to develop recommendations and strategies regarding common ministry opportunities and concerns with other Provinces of the Anglican Communion…”
Today we look at two reports, offering just a few resolutions between them. We’ll begin with the more interesting of the two reports (no disrespect to the people who plan logistics for General Convention).
Today we come to the General Board of Examining Chaplains. Their job is to design and administer the General Ordination Exam, the most common way to verify that priests about to be ordained have achieved competency in seven areas of knowledge as specified by canon.
We come to the House of Deputies Committee on the State of the Church. If you read only one report in the Blue Book, make it this one. It’s just over 20 pages long, with about 15 pages of appendices, all chock full of data on the vitality of the Episcopal Church.