No News Is…

An unearthly quiet seems to have descended upon the Episcopal Church. Other than the recent divorce of Bishop Gene Robinson from his husband, there has been no real news. A group is working on a new vision for the Church, but the average layperson’s interest in that seems negligible. Any candidates in the campaign for Presiding Bishop–to be elected in summer, 2015–are apparently awaiting the announcement by the incumbent of whether she will run again. Bishop Jefferts-Schori is the first PB ever to be eligible for a second term; few bishops or others seem to want that, however, given the decline of the church during her time in office.

What’s next? Maybe this quiet period in Episcopal Church history will allow for growth at the parish level. In any event, it’s hard to see that some time out of the glare of negative media coverage will hurt the church. —J. Douglas Ousley

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One Response to “No News Is…”

  1. Ginger Strickland says:

    Agreed, no news is good news. Most of the time, it seems to be the national church body that gets the press anyway, and that’s certainly not where the interesting part of the life of the church happens – and the sooner we realize that the better.

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