The Search Committee produced a slate of five candidates from which the Diocesan delegates, it hoped, would select the eighth Bishop of Upper South Carolina. A group of those delegates (three clergy, three lay) submitted a petition to include a sixth, The Very Reverend Dr. Philip C. Linder, Dean of Trinity Cathedral, Columbia. (Another disclosure … Continue reading The Bishop Candidates: The Very Reverend Dr. Philip C. Linder
Thanks to Mark for noting that a combination of human imperfection, fatigue, single malt scotch and dyslexia had resulted in the deletion of Fr. William's last name in the original post. This is the corrected edition. The incarnation of the Word of God means God’s self-communication in Jesus Christ. There is a reflection of the … Continue reading The Bishop Candidate: The Reverend Jerre Stockton Williams, Jr.
Theological liberalism, is according The Encyclopedia Britannica, “a form of religious thought that establishes religious inquiry on the basis of a norm other than the authority of tradition.” The Catholic Encyclopedia describes it as “certain tendencies in the intellectual, religious, political, and economical life, which implied a partial or total emancipation of man from the … Continue reading The Bishop Candidates: The Reverend W. Andrew Waldo
The Reverend David F. O. Thompson is Rector of St. Bartholomew's, North Augusta, South Carolina. He has been part of the Diocese of Upper South Carolina since his arrival at St. Bartholomew's and during his long ministry there St. Bartholomew's has grown into a solid, mature Christian ministry. [Full disclosure: I have known Fr. Thompson … Continue reading The Bishop Candidates: The Reverend David. F. O. Thompson
Thanks to the Bishop Search Committee for posting Petition Candidate Linder's photo and responses to the questions. You can now access them on their site. Note to the hardworking folks on the Committee: more information is always better than less and late is better than never.
Let’s say you are an Episcopal priest, having gone through a deep and prolonged period of prayerful discernment about your ministry and its future direction. And further, let’s say that, pulling weeds in your garden or washing the soap off in your shower, you hear the voice of God say: “Hey, dude!” (because God’s a … Continue reading The Bishop Candidates: The Reverend Canon Dr. Neal O Michell: Part 2–Yo’ Momma?
The rumours have been swirling for days. And now they are confirmed: a petition has been filed with the Chancellor of the Diocese for The Very Reverend Dr. Philip C. Linder to be added to the list of candidates for Bishop. Dean Linder was previously a nominee for Bishop, but withdrew his name from consideration. … Continue reading The Bishop Candidates: Cathedral Dean is a Petition Candidate
Neal O. Michell is Canon to the Ordinary in Dallas, having served for seven years as Canon Missioner for Strategic Development. He was previously a finalist in the episcopal search processes in the Diocese of Texas, the Diocese of Dallas, and the Diocese of Tennessee. He is an author of several books on church leadership … Continue reading The Bishop Candidate: The Reverend Canon Dr. Neal O. Michell
date Mon, Oct 19, 2009 at 8:40 PM subject From John Burwell Deacon Tim, I do not blame you for being suspect and skeptical about me. If another opinion would help, I would invite you to contact the Reverend David Williams of St. Stephens, Charleston. Here's a recent Quote from Fr. Williams on his website … Continue reading The Bishop Candidates–A Response from the Very Reverend John B. Burwell (and the Deacon’s reponse to the reponse)
In his answer to the third question from the Search Committee, Fr. Burwell begins by citing the catholic nature of the Anglican Communion, “where the actions of some can and do affect the lives of all.” On whether the blessing of a same-sex union could be sanctioned, he writes: “At present, the Mind of the … Continue reading The Bishop Candidates: The Very Reverend John B. Burwell–Part 3: Same Sex Blessings and the Way Forward