We stood outside the Convention Center having just participated in the Liturgy of Listening hosted by the House of Bishops on the evening of July 4, trying to reflect on what had just happened inside. We got as far as “I feel heavy” and “I feel angry” and then, silence. An appropriate first response, I think.
Austin has long been known as the weirdest city in America: a haven for hippies, outlaws, and outcasts of all stripes. I came to know Austin as a teenager—growing up not far from here in a town that seemed to stifle difference and dissent. Austin was the one place where those of us who didn’t fit in anywhere else were welcomed for the weirdos we were, so we made the trek as often as we could.
By Gail Goldsmith, staff writer When Dick Mahaffy prayed the Prayers of the People in the General Convention Eucharist Thursday morning, he saw the deacon bidding the congregation to say the words: “God of Life, hear our prayer.” He watched as the interpreter signed, “God of Life, see […]
The following letter from Bishop Johnston and article from Center Aisle originally appeared in our first print issue of the 2015 convention. The Power of the Center: A Letter from Bishop Shannon Johnston Blessings to you from the Diocese of Virginia, as Center Aisle begins daily coverage of our sixth […]
By the Rev. Deacon Ed Jones Editor “So what’s the ‘center’ in Center Aisle?” That question was posed to me recently during an adult forum at a church in our Diocese. It was not wholly unexpected, since I’ve had the pleasure of serving as editor of Center Aisle, […]