Prayers for Steve Waring of The Living Church who was in the hospital last night. He's out this morning, but is recovering. Please keep him in your prayers.
Tonight Rowan Williams speaks at the Global Economic Forum. They are certainly playing down the legislative sessions and promoting the special events of book signings and brown bag lunch gatherings.
David Crabtree is one of the press officers, a Deacon in the Episcopal Church and a television anchor in Durham, North Carolina. There are three deputies (two laywomen and a clergyman) and two bishops (the bishops of North Carolina and
George Conger is asking about the "great heresy of the West" from Bishop Schori. Both responses basically deflected his question by answering out of what appears to be talking points. There seem to be key phrases that we'll hear over and over again, including "living into mission" and "it's not about fear," and "focusing on life-giving work."
Bishop Ed Little says it's too early to know how the General Convention will develop on the major issues of same sex blessings and the consecration of same-gender partnered bishops or how B033 will be dealt with. The resolutions now pending have been "organized into a manageable way in way that's thoughtful, discerning, and prayerful that will reflect the diversity of this church," one of the deputy briefers says.
Up next is the daily Eucharist. Bishop Schori is preaching and celebrating.