General Convention 2006

Send out your light and your truth; let them lead me; let them bring me to your holy hill and to your dwelling. Then I will go to the altar of God, and I will praise you . . . Psalm 43:3-4

The General Convention of the Episcopal Church
met in Columbus, Ohio from June 11-21, 2006.
This blog offers a view of the convention and beyond from the perspective of Lydia Evans, a two-time lay deputy from the Diocese of South Carolina.
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5.09.2006

Worth Repeating

"Every denomination has its theological articles and books of theology, its liturgies and confessional statements. Nonetheless, the contents of these documents do not necessarily control what we might call 'the working theology' of a church. To find the 'working theology" of a church, one must review the resolutions passed at official gatherings and listen to what our clergy say Sunday by Sunday from the pulpit as well as editorials in official publications."

Dr. Philip Turner, interim dean at ETSS and past dean of Berkeley Divinity School at Yale, in a First Things excerpt found at TitusOneNine.

1 Comments:

Anonymous Pen Brynisa said...

I would add to Dr. Turner's list something about what the lay people in the pews do on a regular basis. Most people who belong to a given demonination are not ordained and will not serve on high level decision-making bodies, but their regular habits of worship, Bible study, fellowship, and evangelism (or the lack of such habits) are certainly strong factors in determining the 'working theology' of their church.

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