The Advisory Council on the Stewardship of Creation has written a solid report and proposed a bazillion resolutions. It’s a vital topic, so we send Blue looking for clues among a maze of legislation. He finds some good stuff.
Category: General Convention
Church geeks only: here is a bit more of the thinking on how I decide to vote yes or no on matters that come before General Convention. Mostly I’m pre-explaining why I’m going to say no to a boatload of resolutions.
We Episcopalians started 21 new congregations this triennium. This is one of the most effective ways to reach new people. We’ve done some church planting well, and we need to do even more. Read this encouraging report, with a request for a modest continued investment.
As we look at General Convention reports and resolutions, Blue’s Clues searches for good clues in the reports from three Joint Standing Committees: Nominations; Planning and Arrangements; and Program, Budget & Finance.
Leading up to General Convention 2018, I will be blogging my way through many of the proposed resolutions. This series will be called “Blue’s Clues” and this introduction sets out some of the goals and directions. Enjoy!
On the feast of the Epiphany, as I look at the proposed churchwide budget for the Episcopal Church, a reflection on whether we are offering Jesus Christ to the world in the way the Gospel suggests we ought to.
The field is ripe for harvest. Do we need provinces to send laborers out into the harvest? Are provinces consuming time and energy that delay us from the urgent work of the Jesus Movement?
Continuing a Seven whole days tradition since the Episcopal Church’s 2009 General Convention, we have exclusive, breaking news about the next Blue Book. Before, we alone broke the news of the book’s color. This year, the news is even more exciting.
I do believe Jesus is present in our legislative deliberations. Maybe he’s rolling his eyes sometimes, but plenty of holy stuff happens as we debate important issues and even when we go down parliamentary rabbit holes.
I’d like to offer a few thoughts and reflections from my time at the recently concluded General Synod of the Anglican Church of Canada.
We’re looking at four structure resolutions today. Three resolutions are to restructure executive council, to reduce the number of standing commissions, and to reform our budgeting process. We’ll also look at a resolution on provinces. Time is short, but I’d like to share a few brief thoughts on these resolutions.
Now is the time. If you are a bishop or deputy, pray earnestly. Be bold! Be not afraid! If you are not here at convention, pray for your bishops and deputies. Reach out to them and share with them your hopes for action for the sake of the Gospel.