Updated: I was wrong, the same sex blessing conversation in the House of Bishops is going to occur after the budget presentation, which, I am guessing, means somewhere between 3:30 and 4:15 . To arrive at that start time I employed a sophisticated journalistic technique known as guessing.
The Houses will receive a draft of the budget in joint session beginning at 2:30 p. m. Some of the folks I have talked to are worried that the financial crisis is being used to achieve others ends, namely a more centralized power structure. I don’t know enough about the details of the budget to make any sort of judgment about that, but these are folks whose opinions are widely respected, so I hope to have time to give this some thought.
Time for thought is in short supply though. Due to my other responsibilities, I’ve been more a typist than a writer this week, and am really grateful to Richard Helmer, Rebecca Wilson and Otis Gaddis III for providing thoughtful reportage and commentary.