Category: TEC

Beyond whack-a-mole

Fellow blogger and prolific email-sender Ann Fontaine sent a note to the House of Bishops/Deputies email list, alerting us to a great article over at Slow Leadership. It uses whack-a-mole as a metaphor for...

Canons — why bother?

As I’ve written here before, I find it frustrating when people can’t be bothered to follow canons. If we’re not following them, why bother having them? I’d like to see us, especially those of...

Proof-texting with canons

There’s been much discussion on the email list for the House of Bishops/Deputies about the San Joaquin situation. One person asked why it wasn’t OK to have parallel jurisdictions — that is, why the...

A smaller table at Lambeth, sadly

ENS has a release that says “The House of Bishops was informed March 10 that full invitation is ‘not possible’ from the Archbishop of Canterbury to include Bishop Gene Robinson of New Hampshire as...

Guilty (?!) until proven guilty

The troubles in the Diocese of San Joaquin are well known. I’ve written about them as recently as Friday. I won’t keep rehashing the same-old, same-old, but there’s one new thing that’s gotten itself...

Good things happening at Camp Allen

I don’t know much about what’s happening with our bishops down in Texas. ENS hasn’t had much to say yet. Bishop Christopher Epting wrote a quick note on his blog, including this bit: We...

Canons, schmanons?

Anyone who is ordained in the Episcopal Church has promised to adhere to the “doctrine, discipline, and worship” of our church. This would include, presumably, the canons. I don’t think we should get to...