The TEC Presiding Bishop’s opening remarks to Executive Council Today

Posted by Kendall Harmon

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Posted June 8, 2013 at 12:01 pm [Printer Friendly] [Print w/ comments]

1. Sarah1 wrote:

Hey, guys—she gets “countless requests to write blurbs and forewords” to books!  ; > )

And she spends a lot of time “encouraging creative strategizing and more effective theological education, encouraging people to read and publish new books and resources.”

What I got out of this set of remarks—this list of all the Really Important Stuff that she herself is doing, and with People Who Love Her Too—is that the reaction to her infamous sermon stung, and she senses her position and the respect with which she is held is quite weak.

June 8, 7:35 pm | [comment link]
2. Bookworm(God keep Snarkster) wrote:

Re:  “This list of all the Really Important Stuff”(even though I realize your comment is directed, I believe, at its underlying motivation), it reminds me of one of my father-in-law’s favorite expressions:  “He/She who needs to impress usually gives that impression.”  No doubt.

June 8, 9:03 pm | [comment link]
3. Ralph wrote:

Being a Christian, I think I’d have somehow managed to work in the name “Jesus” somewhere.

June 8, 9:38 pm | [comment link]
4. Jim the Puritan wrote:

References to Jesus:  Zero.

June 8, 10:43 pm | [comment link]
5. trooper wrote:

In all humility, I’m a person of average intelligence, and maybe above average reading comprehension skills; and I do have a particular theological point of view.  That being said, I’ve sincerely never really been able to understand ANYTHING that Bishop Jefferts-Schori has said.  I assume that I wouldn’t agree with what she’s saying; but, I can’t even understand it to the point that I would disagree with it.  Maybe I haven’t read the right books of something, but does anyone really follow her thought process?  I am semi-bi-lingual and I have been in situations where I knew that my vocabulary wasn’t up to the task of accurate translation - I feel that way every time I read one of her “sermons.”

June 9, 12:00 am | [comment link]
6. William Witt wrote:

This year I’ve spent time in conversation . . . with Episcopalians . . . in South Carolina . . . 

Yes, we know.

June 10, 10:46 am | [comment link]
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