Piety Hill Musings

The ramblings of the 52 year old Rector of St. John's Episcopal Church of Detroit. Piety Hill refers to the old name for our neighborhood. The neighborhood has changed a great deal in the over 150 years we have been on this corner (but not our traditional biblical theology) and it is now known for the neighboring theatres, the professional baseball and football stadiums and new hockey/basketball arena.

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Location: Detroit, Michigan, United States

Wednesday, June 14, 2006

Getting info on General Convention 2006

With the Internet even more prevalent now than just 3 years ago, no less 6, there is lots of instant information that can be accessed about General Convention, particularly if you are a news junkie as I am.

Several people have asked me where they can access some news on General Convention, other than the bad news that the regular media will be sure to cover since it will be sensationalized.

Here are some sites to access, each with their own slant. Do not go to any of them if you have a weak stomach for things political. Even Church politics can be ugly business!
And in case you didn't know, much of The Episcopal Church is not traditional, bible-believing like St. John's. Many have fallen for all sorts of novelties and innovations in the place of solid religion. Some of what you read might be shocking! Rest assured, these novelties will not be introduced at St. John's in Detroit.

First, I recommend the online edition of The Living Church, a weekly Episcopal newsmagazine for which I serve on the foundation board. The Living Church is a balanced, yet traditional leaning viewpoint of the Church in general

The American Anglican Council has a website to follow General Convention that can be found here.
http://www.americananglican.org/ The AAC is a very traditional evangelical organization of the Episcopal Church

A group of classically minded Anglicans at General Convention are blogging (on-line diaries) at
http://gencon06.classicalanglican.net/ See te links at the bottom left of this page to other blogs.

Another site for news, conservative although sometimes overly sensationalized, is David Virtue's

Finally, Dr. Kendall Harmon has a fine blogsite at http://titusonenine.classicalanglican.net/

The Official News arm of the Episcopal Church (usually pretty left leaning on 'issues') can be found at http://www.episcopalchurch.org/gc2006news/