There are many ways that a General Convention is like a fabulous ingathering. Certainly, there is serious work going on here, but it is nice to be surrounded by so many people who are in love with this Church. The question I’m left pondering is how many of these people are equally in love with Jesus?
Print edition: Issue Nine, for Thursday, July 2 In this issue: “Reflecting on Holy Moments” A series of short (and very short) stories. +Feeling the Spirit by the Rt. Rev. Susan Goff, Bishop Suffragan, Diocese of Virginia +A Seat at the Table by Ed Keithly, Managing Editor, Center […]
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.