Print edition: Issue Eight, July 1, 2015 In this issue: “From Liverpool: Linked to You as ‘Jesus People’” By the Rt. Rev. Paul Bayes, Bishop of Liverpool “Encountering Dios: My Bilingual Worship Experience” By Aisha Huertas Michel, Communications Director, the Diocese of Virginia Traducción al Español: “Mi Experiencia de […]
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By Rachel Shows, staff writer Young adults have come to General Convention to serve as volunteers, deputies, and representatives of Episcopal organizations. Generally, talking about “young adults,” can be a tricky thing. The Church often associates young adults with positions that are “less than” more important positions. However, […]
Print edition: Issue Seven, for Tuesday, June 30, 2015 In this issue: “General Convention 78: Turning Point to a Renewed Church” By the Very. Rev. Dr. Ian Markham, Dean and President, Virginia Theological Seminary “My Love-Hate Relationship with Church Politics” By the Rev. John Ohmer, Rector, The Falls […]
Center Aisle presents the fourth edition of “Humans of General Convention” – a take on the popular photo blog “Humans of New York.” We hope to place a focus on the body of The Episcopal Church as a whole, one member and one story at a time. Mostly, we hope to […]
Center Aisle presents the third edition of “Humans of General Convention” – a take on the popular photo blog “Humans of New York.” We hope to place a focus on the body of The Episcopal Church as a whole, one member and one story at a time. Mostly, we hope to […]
Talking one-on-one with your bishop is intimidating. Chances are you don’t actually know your bishop that well, and chances are the whole office feels mysterious and infused with authority. This is, perhaps, the exact person who was interviewing you for postulancy five years before; this might be the exact person who determined that you would be ordained; this might be the very bishop who laid hands on you at your ordination. And then maybe you’ve been in the same room with him five times over as many years. And it’s intimidating.
The following was originally published on June 26 on the Rev. Connor Gwin’s blog, outward and visible signs. Connor serves as Canon Missioner for Youth and Young Adult Ministry for the Diocese of Southwestern Virginia. He was ordained a deacon by the Rt. Rev. Shannon Johnston, bishop of […]