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General Seminary

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.

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Blue’s Clues: Councils of Advice

Today we look at two reports without resolutions, from the Advisory Committee Acting as Council of Advice to the Presiding Bishop and the President of the House of Deputies Council of Advice. This is a quick post and two very brief reports!

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Blue’s Clues: Executive Council

Executive Council outdid themselves this time around. Blue has 125 (!) pages of material to wade through looking for clues. You’ll find comments on 19 (!) resolutions spanning a range of topics. The legislative fun never ends.

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Blue’s Clues: No or yes

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.

Investing in what matters

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.

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King of kings and Lord of lords

Almighty and everlasting God, whose will it is to restore all things in your well-beloved Son, the King of kings and Lord of lords: Mercifully grant that the peoples of the earth, divided and enslaved by sin, may be freed and brought together under his most gracious rule; who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.

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Prevent and follow us

Lord, we pray that your grace may always precede and follow us, that we may continually be given to good works; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.