Check out here where the folks at that table are talking about Katharine Jeffert Schori's comments that General Convention was "wonderful." Also check out here, where the folks at that table are talking about how Rowan Williams is recognizing that The Episcopal Church is walking apart. Also check out here where the conversation turned to the departure of Good Shepherd in Binghamton, New York. And of course, with each table the conversation can take some twists and turns.
Finally, over at this table is the discussion is about The Episcopal Church collective. Note on that last one, I was at a dinner party the other night where we had some, shall I say, rather interesting guests present. We spent quite a considerable time discussing a particular quote from Bishop Schori's original sermon at General Convention:
"stewards are wardens of the styes – keepers of the pigpens. We’re beginning to notice that our global garden increasingly resembles an odorous sty. But it’s not pigs who are the problem – they are neat and tidy if they have enough space. The problem is with their keepers, who see the pigs only as bacon and ham producing machines, rather than part of God’s good creation and therefore deserving of appropriate respect."Our dinner table topic was, "Who are the pigs?" We had a rather robust discussion as we tried to answer the question, "Who are the pigs?" We came up with some intriguing theories, but we were not too sure if they'd want to be known as pigs, even if they are of the Episcopalian variety. But of course, one has to throw one's pearls somewhere.
UPDATE: By request!
Of course, there is something rather familiar about this.