Category: TEC

The budget of the Episcopal Church

The General Convention passed a greatly reduced budget, down $24 million over three years. There are lots of things one could say about all this, but I think Mark Harris has it just right:...

Solution to Episcopal Church budget woes?

Yesterday afternoon, the joint session of the House of Deputies and House of Bishops received a grim presentation. We were given a proposed budget for the years 2010-2012 with many cuts in program, based...

A grand sinecure?

In our provincial caucus last night, I was nominated as one of two candidates in the clerical order from our province for the Joint Nominating Committee for the Election of the Presiding Bishop. For...

An encyclical you may have missed

On Saturday, I broke the news of an Episcopal Church coup back east. It seems that the new pope has issued his first encyclical. It begins thusly: 1. I have abolished the Southern Cone...

Of elephants in rooms

Inertia is felt nowhere more strongly than in the church. In some respects, this is a good thing. When you are seeking to maintain continuity with 2,000 years of tradition, you don’t want to...