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.
Visit the links found below for additional resources
as well as pre- and post-convention coverage.
Thank you for remembering the convention deputies and their families in your prayers. For further resources, visit my webpages.
For all posts from the month of June, click here.
For all posts from the month of July, click here.


The New Episcopal Trinity: Gender, Economic Class, and Race

"The Episcopal Church's fight over gay marriage and its strained relations with a sizeable swath of the Anglican Communion will dominate the headlines for yet another General Convention.

"That, I'm afraid, is old news. The battle's been decided, only a matter of when, not if, same-sex ceremonies receive the national church's imprimatur.

"For the meantime, American bishops will continue to offer bafflegab (pluriform truth, I believe the Presiding Bishop calls it) and expressions of "regret" to the outraged Anglicans of Africa and Asia."

Note that this article gives us yet another new word for pluriform truth: bafflegab.

Andrew Newman files this special report from the General Convention in Columbus. Read The Other is Never Wrong.


Anonymous Jennie said...

Hey Lydia, Thanks so much for all of your work on this blog. Please let our gang know that I have been and will continue praying for each of you - praying for a spirit of endurance and peace in the midst of all of the mess. Love in Christ, Jennie

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