If we are going to have a thoroughgoing reexamination of our church structures, I hope it is not confined to reducing the frequency of General Convention, and moving money from one line in the Church Center’s budget to another.
Bishop Stacy Sauls’ presentation to the House of Bishops last week in Quito, Ecuador has stirred significant comment, not to mention anxiety, in the church. We hope to devote significant time and space to discussing his proposals in the days ahead, and would like to begin by describing the context in which it has landed.
A few weeks ago, the primates of the Global South Anglican group released a statement from their meeting in China. We didn’t jump right on it for two reasons: the first is that there didn’t seem to be much news in it, but the second may be worth remarking on.