cascading

Over the past year, the Scottish Episcopal Church has been holding 'Cascade Conversations' about human sexuality. These started at the provincial level with representatives from the dioceses meeting and talking and listening over a couple of days. A similar -- albeit rushed -- process happened at General Synod. The different dioceses have held their own…

winging it

Another skill they didn't teach in theological school. Well, actually, that's a lie. I did an awful lot of winging it during my training. Last minute essays. Last minute sermons (nothing's changed there). Last minute presentations. But that's ok. Because when it comes to writing -- especially writing within the safe confines of an academic setting…

the mind of the church

December 2014 was the 20th Anniversary of the ordination of women to the priesthood in the Scottish Episcopal Church. For reasons too tedious and complicated to explain here, the celebrations of this momentous occasion have been postponed to this year, and at our Diocesan Synod next month we will have a service to commemorate this significant…