In those PhD years, I think I learned a number of things about structure, sin, silence, and solitude.
We see an interweaving of three of our five Marks of Mission, when we consider deeply not just climate change, but climate justice, and when we learn from the voices of our brothers and sisters in the global south.
As we take stock of General Convention, it would be easy to follow the lead of mass media and place emphasis on the Presiding Bishop election or same-sex marriage. But I think there was a bigger story.
Culturally speaking, the word discipline brings to mind notions of strictness and censure, but the discipline of following Christ is not primarily about following rules.