Tag: courage

The Great Salt Lake

Sweltering down the streets of Salt Lake all week, living in a desert, and on the edge of the Salt Lake is perhaps the perfect metaphor for where we find ourselves with this work of reimagining the structure of the Episcopal Church.

Facing Race after Michael Curry’s election as Presiding Bishop

We are no closer to being a black church or even a non-white church at the denominational level than we were last week. We are never completely ready to break with the discriminatory past.

The Grass is Always Greener

At the end of the day – if structural changes are a giant disaster, if every single new church plant fails, if digital discipleship is a flop – God will still be with us. Our Lord’s resurrection is not contingent upon our success or failure as a Church.

The Present Moment

Does the call to continue the study of this topic represent an eternal effort to stall the issue at hand?

The Elephant in the Room

As we gather together as the Episcopal Church, perhaps we could step outside of the legislative comfort zone of passing resolutions and enter into the difficult work of honest conversations about race.

Be not Afraid

Whether General Convention should continue to meet as two separate houses or join together in a unicameral legislature is one of the big questions of the structure proposals. Many are adamantly opposed to such a change, but what is driving these reactions?