Friday, July 6, 2012

GC Day 2: Bob Dylan is in the House

Day 2 here in Indianapolis is over.  Probably the highlight of the day was a vote in the House of Deputies instructing the Church Center in NYC to be sold and a new, more centrally located headquarters be found.  After much debate it passed.  "The times they are a-changing."

This conversation has actually been going on for years. The NYC property is very expensive and it as been a long time since the Episcopal Church was predominantly a northeastern institution.  For me this conversation was not about property so much as getting unstuck from an old image of the church:  corporate, established, entitled.  It's time to move on.

Here's a nice picture of two of the great living saints of the church:  Bishops Barbara Harris and Steve Charleston. Bishop Harris is, of course, an old friend of Two Saints. Some will remember Bishop Charleston from the ordination of Michael Burke at Two Saints back in the 1990's. He also preached at Diocesan Convention 5 or 6 years ago.

John Bradley arrives tomorrow. It will be good to have him here for a few days.

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