The phrase has captured the imagination of Episcopalians, but many friends don't much care for the hype or are even worried by it.
Yesterday morning, the bishops sitting in secret conclave in St. Mark's Cathedral elected one of their brothers as the 27th Presiding Bishop and Primate of the Episcopal Church, the soon-to-be Most Reverend Michael J. Curry. There was, alas, no white smoke from the cathedral chimney.
I just can't buy an ecclesiology that says the Presiding Bishop doesn't matter.
Next year, the Episcopal Church will elect a new Presiding Bishop. One hopes that those who permit themselves to be nominated as candidates for the office will seek a quiet corner and read about William White.
(Presiding and otherwise)
Let’s have no attempts to disrupt the field before a slate appears.
One does not "listen deeply" to those in the same category as child murderers and terrorists.
We look like our political parties. That’s no accident. We live in two worlds and as we spend more time in society and ‘culture’ as we do in the Kingdom: the world seems to triumph.