Our current President of the House of Deputies, the Rev’d Gay Jennings, has expressed her desire to reform the way the House of Deputies does business — and also to work for General Convention as a whole to legislate more efficiently. Some of this work can be done simply in the way the PHoD carries out her work. Much of the reform effort relies on streamlined and revised Rules of Order for the House of Deputies.
Whatever we do at this General Convention, I hope we will do it graciously. We should be kind to one another, and we should realize that we have things to learn from those with whom we differ. In our speech and in our action, I hope we will model the love of Jesus Christ which is the same love that animates the very marriages we are discussing.
Yesterday I looked at 19 resolutions of the 34 (!) resolutions from the Standing Commission on Constitution and Canons. Today we look at the remaining 15 resolutions.
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.”