Irenic Thoughts

Irenic. The word means peaceful. This web log (or blog) exists to create an ongoing, and hopefully peaceful, series of comments on the life of King of Peace Episcopal Church. This is not a closed community. You are highly encouraged to comment on any post or to send your own posts.


General Convention News

click for newsI am now in Columbus, Ohio for the 75th General Convention of the Episcopal Church. Official news of the convention is found online here: 2006 General Convention News.

A mass media take on the convention is found at USA Today with its general article Gods and Gays: Churchgoers Divided and their article specific to this convention: A guide to the issues: Gay debate heats up at Episcopal meeting this week.

convention logoHere on the ground, the convention began for me this afternoon as I gathered with roughly 700 other deputies (there will be more than 800 of us tomorrow with each of the 109 dioceses represented by 4 clergy and 4 lay people). The meeting was an orientation to the convention itself and our common life together. During the session, we spent an hour in small groups of 6-8 people. Deputies in each group shared what it is that he or she is passionate about when it comes to faith in Jesus Christ. It was great to hear other Christians from around the country sharing their passion for the Gospel. We also discussed what we love about the Episcopal Church and our dreams for this convention.

At my table, the shared dream was that we are each open to how the Holy Spirit is guiding the Episcopal Church as we seek to be the Body of Christ during this convention. The emphasis was not on what we want, but on praying for God's will.

The Rev. Frank Logue, Pastor + King of Peace Episcopal Church


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