At a fancy new hotel across the street from the dowdy old one where Anglican delegates are meeting in downtown Winnipeg, Anglican Essentials, a conservative group within the Canadian Anglican denomination, has set up a deluxe facility to serve its members and the secular media, which includes journalists from Britain and the U.S. Heh heh. [...]
Monthly Archive for June, 2007
Just running through the ‘how we do this’ bit….. Running this on cell phone connection, so it’s possible I may have to recharge if this goes on a while. The candidates George Bruce (conservative, sitting on the fence) Fred Hiltz (liberal) Bruce Howe (conservative) Victoria Matthews (Liberal Catholic according to some, Conservative according to others. [...]
This is the vodcast of Revd Dr Andrew Goddards talk on the evening of 20th June on the Anglican Covenant – uploaded at last after some technical problems. Enjoy! NOTE: This is not the same as the earlier vodcast featuring Andrew.
I understand that the primatial election will start at about 11am, so I shall pop over shortly before that time. Today has been a little busy with other things, including a prophetic word which, dear readers, unfortunately takes precedence over mad blogging. I may post that word later on my own blog.
I guess it depends on who you are and where you’re standing.
Good evening….so we are doing the balloting for prolucutor….after every ballot person with least no of votes will be removed from ballot. Can remove own name from ballot. Essentials folks sitting in observer section for this one – Cheryl Chang, Murray Henderson et al. Suddenly occured to me that this may take a while so [...]
Transcript of Rev Jonathan Gibsons sermon given 19/6/07 Bill Cosby tells us that there is a difference between Motherís Day and Fatherís Day. Mothers, he says are much better organized. They give their children a list of the things they would like. They then ask their children to go and ask their father for the [...]
The other day, when on walkabout through Winnipeg, we got talking with a young lady by the name of Karina from the Zion Apostolic Church. We explained who we were and what we were doing in Winnipeg. We also explained what the issue was about, that there were some in our Church who wanted to [...]
Here are some reflections sent by email from friends: Ps.98:5 Show yourselves joyful unto the Lord, all ye lands: sing, rejoice and give thanks. I have this sense that the Lord wants us all to praise, to worship, to sing, to give Him our thanks at this very time. In the face of this darkness [...]
The orders for today are out and you may want to tune into the evening session. The Anglicam/Lutheran thing is going on today, but this evening we do get a session. Here’s the lowdown: 7.00pm Balloting for Proculator 7.15pm International Partners 7.45pm Resolutions (A183, A190, A202, A222, A226, A263, A264). See here for more info. [...]
Nope, forget chicken dinners, the truth be told Canadian Anglicans are absolute suckers for some good dessert .
You know when you annoy the Anglican Journal, which is as close as possible to an in-house Church publication, you may not have had the best public relations day ever. Leanne Larmondin wrote a stinging editorial today in the daily Journal publication (which does not seem to be up on the net) complaining about the [...]
Quite a good debate going on here. Check it out!
Here, a little belatedly, is a couple of things from the evening session yesterday. Firstly, the nominations for Proculator (#2 at General Synod). Some of the spellings may be a little off, but here’s the list that will be voted on today. 1 Rev Dr Stephen Andrews 2 Ven Bruce Bryant-Smith (Dio BC) 3 Very [...]
Most of yesterday’s business was routine. Nothing particularly notable for me. There is, however, a theme which I noticed in the Convening Circular and which was event in some of the resolutions: decline. Committees are being reduced in size because of budget constraints. A wonderful presentation from the Council of the North ended with a [...]
Just a quick heads up as to what is coming up. I have the talk given by Rev Dr Andrew Goddard this afternoon on the Covenant and it is uploading now. I should get to post it tomorrow. Also I have the powerpoint slides from all talks that I will post up here. I have [...]
Transcribed from notes on the conversations this pm about the Windsor Report (WR). Apb John Sentamu lead this session. The transcription may be a bit disjointed, hope they are useful. Hopefully I’ll get notes on the other conversation on Same Sex Blessings (SSB) soon. This conversation involved Apb John Sentamu…talked about debate in UK synod [...]
Stay with me, and I’ll update you with some extra stuff from this afternoon….. Firstly a sense of the spiritual atmosphere. You’ve got to know this is subjective and personal, but with that said, the plenary hall this afternoon felt particularly oppressive. The Marlborough is an old hotel and the 8th floor, where the plenary [...]
I’m back, and the delegates are starting to gather in for the pm session…. Prayers beginning – song coming up, it’s going to be a drumming circle…somehow writing media doesn’t quite capure this one….so I videoed a minute…uploaded later. Bp Anthony Burton, bishop of North, chair of Council of the North (CN). Talking about budget [...]
For any of you wondering why this liveblog has been quiet this morning, the hotel had a problem with their wireless Internet technology this morning. So I’m writing into a document until they get it fixed. I have an alternate via cell phone that I’m working on……. So, what’s happening at the moment? Nothing too [...]