June 26, 2012

Getting Ready for General Convention

Brochures for General Convention
Brochures for General Convention (click for larger image)
Yesterday, I picked up two boxes of No Anglican Covenant Coalition brochures I’ll be taking to Indianapolis for the 2012 General Convention. These now decorate my living room along with one outrageously large box of Coalition buttons. (You can see one of the buttons on Comprehensive Unity: The No Anglican Covenant Blog.) Fortunately, I’ll be driving to Indianapolis!

I’m happy to say that the buttons and brochures have been fully paid for from contributions by Coalition members and by supporters donating money to the cause on-line via PayPal.  Thanks are due to all who have pitched in already, but we still need more money for travel, lodging, food, and other expenses. If you have not made a contribution, please consider doing so using the Donate button below.

At one time, I thought that the Anglican Covenant would be the hottest topic of discussion in Indianapolis. Now, however, it looks like the Covenant will take a back seat to church reorganization and, especially, the budget. I have personally avoiding wading into the muck that is in the budget mess, but it is clear from reading blogs and the House of Bishops and Deputies E-mail List that many people are up to their necks in that muck. God bless ’em! I don’t know what the “right” outcome is for the budget, but I do pray that we somehow achieve it.

Given that the Covenant is only going to be the third- (or fourth- or fifth-) most important issue being dealt with at the General Convention, do you think this will work in favor of the No Anglican Covenant cause or against it?

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  1. I do not know what the right answer might be. I think we can only pray. Some years ago, I was asked to write a prayer for General Convention for our Prayers of the People. I wrote, "For General Convention: preserve them from foolishness and us from rash judgement, Oh Lord." I suspect it still works.


  2. Hi, Lionel! I look forward to meeting you in person at GC! I'll mostly be at Forward Movement's booth, promoting Confirm not Conform (confirmnotconform.com), but will be sure to stop by and say hello.



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