Wednesday, July 09, 2014

Upper South Carolina Clergy Called to Attend Training on Crisis and Conflict Resolution

It was interesting to see that not long after our bishop released,
Bishop Waldo's Decision on the Blessing of Same-Sex Relationships,
"In Dialogue with Sacred Tradition: A Pastoral and Theological Reflection on Same-Sex Blessings",
"In Dialogue with Each Other: A Curriculum from The Bishop's Task Force on Unity and Faithfulness"
that we see a little special ed organized for those who have been ordered to carry the curriculum to the congo.
Calendar: Diocesan Events
Title: Clergy Training Day (Crisis and Conflict Resolution)
Date: 07/09/2014 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Location: All Saints, Clinton
 Coincidence? I think not.


  1. Johnny on the spot12:38 PM

    I guess there could be conflicts in the "congo" as well as conflicts among the clergy themselves. Do you think this is about coming to a true resolution?

  2. No I don't think this is about coming to a resolution. As I noted in an earlier post, Like Odysseus' Penelope, our bishop weaves and un-weaves his tapestry, presenting to the assembled crowd a work that will remain perpetually unfinished.
    He may rely too long on Athena’s gifts –
    talent in the handicraft and a clever mind:
    so cunning... (apologies to Homer)
    Clearly, Bishop Waldo does not want his congregations to come to a conclusion as to whether or not same-sex intercourse is blessed by God, or whether or not same sex blessings are the right thing to do (of course the answer to the latter should be based on the answer to the former). The goal is to convince enough people that there is no consensus from the experts, that there is no right or wrong answer, and that we can go on with this deception forever. With no end in sight, one might be easily persuaded to think, "What's the harm in offering a blessing?" and one might vote to allow their parish priest to perform the rite.

  3. Pewster,
    Apologies to Homer and Pilot too. "What is truth?"