Today we look an unlikely pair of reports (though like peanut butter and jelly, perhaps there’s a treat waiting for discovery), the Standing Commission on Stewardship and Development and the Standing Commission on Social Justice and Public Policy. We’re on the home stretch, friends.
This is the fourteenth post in a series on resolutions for General Convention 2015. See also the index of resolutions and the list of resources related to #GC78. Some fancy restaurants serve multi-course dinners in which each course...
In a brief respite from Tangled Up in Blue, everyone’s favorite scintillating tour through the Blue Book of General Convention, I thought I would turn our gaze toward fashion. Wait, what?
This is the thirteenth post in a series on resolutions for General Convention 2015. See also the index of resolutions and the list of resources related to #GC78. Sorry for the lag between episodes of Tangled Up in...
Today we look at about a dozen resolutions. Who knew liturgical legislation could be this fun?! So without further delay, here are today’s batch of resolutions from the Standing Commission on Liturgy and Music.
For today, we get to the resolutions coming from the Standing Commission on Liturgy and Music. In a Groundhog Day moment, I feel like I’m rewriting what I wrote for the 2012 General Convention. We’ll look at the SCLM material over two or three posts, depending on my stamina. Let’s start with saints, or perhaps I should say, “saints.”
Today brings us to the Standing Commission on Anglican and International Peace with Justice Concerns. Their mandate, as I noted in 2012 is “to develop recommendations and strategies regarding common ministry opportunities and concerns with other Provinces of the Anglican Communion…”
Today we look at two reports, offering just a few resolutions between them. We’ll begin with the more interesting of the two reports (no disrespect to the people who plan logistics for General Convention).
Today we come to the General Board of Examining Chaplains. Their job is to design and administer the General Ordination Exam, the most common way to verify that priests about to be ordained have achieved competency in seven areas of knowledge as specified by canon.
We come to the House of Deputies Committee on the State of the Church. If you read only one report in the Blue Book, make it this one. It’s just over 20 pages long, with about 15 pages of appendices, all chock full of data on the vitality of the Episcopal Church.
This is the sixth post in a series on resolutions for General Convention 2015. See also the index of resolutions and the list of resources related to #GC78. For this post, see also some thoughts on resolutions dealing with...
A few weeks ago, I spent three days with five friends writing material for General Convention to consider. Yes, this was the epitome of church-geekery. And it was great fun. It’s hard to see how we got anything done amidst nearly nonstop laughter. Yet we produced about forty pages (!) of resolutions and a memorial for General Convention to consider.