02 March 2008

Conventional Wisdom.

As I said in an earlier post, the Diocese of Louisiana held their annual convention at my church in Baton Rouge. I was there as part of the host church's volunteer group, not as a delegate or observer, so I didn't get to see much of the sessions. But what I can tell you, ye Episcopal news junkies, is this:

1. In their native country, Bishops from South Africa must be paid by the word for homlies. His was darn near 40 minutes. At Evensong. As you can imagine, he lost me when he started going on about "speaking truth to power..."

2. Jackie Bruchi is a very nice person in person.

3. The Doicese did affirm the uniqueness of Christ, without dissent, though I understand it was not in as strong a terms as originally submitted. That this even has to be a topic of debate nowadays says volumes about where The Episcopal Church is, and where it isn't.

4. We are a small group, us 'Piskies. Case in point: I ran into a fellow from my high school youth group at St. Augustine's, Metairie (and later at St. John's, Kenner). We had not seen each other in 30 years.

More tomorrow.

UPDATE: Convention results are here. Nothing much to shout about. Things are pretty much the same. Sorry Jackie lost, though.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Why, thank you, Clifford! How nice of you considering we met while I was trying to quietly escape the rather fragrant incense.

You know, it's very uninclusive of the Episcopal Church not to warn us allergy sufferers before swinging that smoke!

Keep up the good work!
Yours in Christ,