Friday, August 11, 2006


Highly recommended for summer reading/marking/learning and inwardly digesting: William Coats' essay "What Is To Be Done?" -- widely circulated by email and now available at The Episcopal Majority. I'm printing it out and carrying a couple of copies around with me to hand to folks who "just don't get what the big deal is about." Check it out for yourself and stay tuned for more from "The Episcopal Majority" folks.

Also recommended is the heartfelt reflection on the aftermath of GC06 in general and the impact of B033 in particular ... Whoosh and Crack on Lisa's "My Manner of Life" blog and her follow up piece, A Codicil and Amplification. Lisa gets to the visceral heart of her pain over B033 and in the process invites us -- whether we share her experience of alienation in our own lives or not -- to count the cost of treating the LGBT faithful as expendible in the game of global Anglican politics.

More later ... we're off to the wine country for a couple of days as vacation continues. Woo hoo!


Unknown said...

From Coat's happy little essay it sounds like the Episcopal Majority is about as paranoid with conspiracy theories as the Moral Majority ever was.

And how weird is that?


And as a wise friend and mentor once told me: just because you're not paranoid doesn't mean people aren't out to get you.

Bravo to Coats, et al for taking off the Anglican-Rose-Colored-Glasses that have for too long allowed Episcopalians of good faith and good will to be out-manuevered and out-manipulated by conservative idealogues determined to split this church if they can't have it their way. (What my friend Elizabeth calls "Burger King Theology")

OK ... now I'm REALLY leaving for the wine country! :)