Our next Presiding Bishop

Sometime tomorrow we will all see the slate of nominees for Presiding Bishop of the Episcopal Church. I’ve been thinking about the challenges our next Presiding Bishop will face, and I wanted to get some thoughts jotted down now, before we know who the nominees are. I don’t want to be seen as campaigning for a particular person.

Tangled Up in Blue: Executive Council

The Executive Council of the Episcopal Church has written several reports for the Blue Book. There are reports from various committees of Episcopal Council, and there is the Council’s main report. Today’s fun is focused on the Council report itself.

Tangled Up in Blue: On a TREC for Jesus

The Task Force for Reimagining the Episcopal Church was chartered at the 2012 General Convention in a moment of unanimous euphoria, the hopes of 1,000 bishops and deputies for a better church manifest in…a task force.

tangled blue ribbon

Tangled Up in Blue: Introduction

I’ll blog my way through the so-called Blue Book again, offering my sense of how I’ll vote and some thoughts about why. By the way, this time, the so-called Blue Book is “so called” because it’s actually blue (a fact which 7WD exclusively revealed), but it won’t actually be a physical book.

Blog remodeling

Back in 2008, I started 7WD with what was then a fairly modern design. Well, it’s seven years later, which is an epoch in Internet time. So it’s time for a new look for 7WD. You are now looking at the freshly updated blog, complete with lemon-fresh scent (if your computer is enabled for this feature).

Holy Bible

Of the readings for Holy Week

I’ve had two conversations with friends recently in which some confusion was expressed about the proper readings for Holy Week. It’s understandable that there would be some confusion, because the Standing Commission on Liturgy and Music for the Episcopal Church has introduced a bit of a mess with the Holy Week readings.

flowers on tomb

An appalling and horrible thing

On Friday, March 6, our pilgrimage group visited the Kigali Genocide Memorial. It’s hard to know how to put such horror — on a scale that is unimaginable — into words.