We keep hanging on to our human concept of family, love, currency… we need to get our minds around God’s more profound vision for the world.
Category: Social Justice
Letter & Spirit: Following the Law
This reading is an invitation to use the letter of the law to help us understand how to be safe, and the spirit of the law to embrace the freedom that God has given us.
GC80 Votes That Time is Now for Staff Women’s & LGBTQ Ministry Desk
Both historically and at this General Convention, debate has continued over whether various ministries should be staffed at the highest levels. One such position is a Women’s & LGBTQ Ministry Desk—but after much discussion, the position was both created and funded in the approved budget. “We need someone in churchwide leadership who can devote full-time…
Consent Calendar Pushes Critical Issues Ahead at GC80
Often, much of the attention at General Conventions of the Episcopal Church focuses on the critical issues that are discussed and voted upon on the floor of the convention. However, even more work is done in behind the scenes by talented committees who review legislation and make edits and recommendations, combining similar resolutions and deciding…
Human Dignity Forefront Day 1 General Convention
Day one of the 80th General Convention of the Episcopal Church, as might be expected, focused on setting the stage for the upcoming hard work and ironing out procedural and technological glitches. At the same time, the 799 deputies gathered from 107 Episcopal dioceses also made strides in building the Beloved Community and living into…
7 Things the 80th General Convention of the Episcopal Church Has Taught Me in Just Two Days
When I told friends that I’m going to the 80th General Convention (GC80) of the Episcopal Church in Baltimore, MD, I could see one of two reactions: 1) their eyes would glaze over with boredom or 2) their faces would be filled with confusion. If you are not a “GC geek,” that’s understandable. Some of…
Yay & Nay Sayers on Roe: You’ve Been Goosed!
As the wisdom flowed amongst this (largely gray-haired) group of women, I realized that our voices that aren’t heard enough…. because we’ve lived a long time and we know some stuff.
Don’t Panic: Embrace the Intrinsic
Sometimes, when I read the Gospel for the week, I am immediately struck by a particular idea or line and I feel like the Holy Spirit is moving and I know what I should say. Today is not that kind of Sunday. When I read the Gospel today, I was reminded of sci fi author…
Justice: 10 Words…Then Work
I lay down my life because He laid down his.
Be a Prophet for Our Times
August tends to be a month where people think about vacations, picnics and other really cool stuff. For people in ordained ministry though, June tends to be a month when many of us think about the nature of ministry because at least here in this Diocese and every diocese I know people tend to be…