Author: Scott Gunn

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Blue’s Clues: Study of Marriage

Since 1976, our church has been moving toward recognizing the “full and equal claim” of LGBTQ persons in the life of the church. Here we have an opportunity to march onward. The task force has given us lots to think about, and plenty to do.

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Blue’s Clues: Sexual Misconduct Policies

This task force updated the 2004 policies on prevention of sexual misconduct, so the report here contains Updated Model Policies for children and for vulnerable adults. They have resolutions to create training materials. It’s important stuff.

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Blue’s Clues: Provinces

Provinces were conceived to allow regional collaboration in a horse & buggy age. But that age has passed. In a jet & network age, do we need provinces? Are we using them effectively? Here are my thoughts, along with a bit of Star Trek, Princess Bride, and more.

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Blue’s Clues: Dual Call Couples

This task force studied “issues of deployment, equality and justice for dual call couples” and concluded there were “no substantial differences” between clergy couples and others. So it’s good we know that now, and we can move on to the next thing.

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Blue’s Clues: The Episcopal Church in Cuba

The task force proposes a resolution which “welcomes with joy the request of the sisters and brothers of the Episcopal Church in Cuba to reunite with the Episcopal Church.” My hope is that this resolution is passed and that our churches reunite for the glory of God and so that we may together proclaim the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

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Ten simple ways to enrich your prayer life

What if we enjoy this day, this National Day of Prayer, for the purposes for which it was first instituted? What if we used this day to offer sincere prayer for our nation, for all those who live here, and for the common good?

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Blue’s Clues: General Seminary, etc.

We look at the report studying the relationship between the General Seminary (GTS) in New York City and the General Convention. GTS is the only “official” seminary now, meaning that some of its trustees are elected by the General Convention.