Wednesday, March 30, 2011
House of Bishops--Day Five, March 3.29.11
We only had one session today--on the Anglican Covenant. We had three Archbishops with us from Congo, Korea, and Canada. They shared with us their thinking about the needfullness of the proposed Covenant. I was surprised that all of them had serious reservations about it, in varying degree.
My experience back home is that most folks in our pews either don't know or care about the Anglican Covenant.
Trying to keep folks back home up to date, I was actively tweeting from the sessions. I had misheard or misunderstood the mind of the house that there was to be no tweeting. I have apologized for this, although I still think that we need to explore more fully what it we ought to share outside the meeting.
We had the afternoon off, a good chance to catch up on emails and writing projects.
In the evening we reconvened to have discussion on how we can better recruit young people for ordained ministry. I am happy to report that Arizona uses many of these techinques. I am especially pleased that for the first time in our history, all four of seminarians are under the age of thirty.
Tomorrow we will hear from the seminary deans themselves.