Absent from this space for several days. Here’s the summary:
- Monday and Tuesday: At the Diocese of Central Florida’s conference center near Orlando with six other bishops and three rectors from the loose fellowship known as Communion partners. We produced a statement, which you can see here, and made several other plans as well.
- Yesterday morning was spend regrouping at home–weight and treadmill workout, assorted emails. In the afternoon, we headed for Chicago. Had dinner with daughter Summer and her family, then headed to the Lyric Opera of Chicago for a splendid production of Massanet’s Werther.
- Today was supposed to be a “play day” in Chicago, but I spend the morning taking my “share in the councils of the church” by way of last-ditch attempts at intervention to forestall the cataclysm of the loss of the Diocese of South Carolina to the Episcopal Church. Brenda and I then enjoyed lunch downtown and a couple of hours at the Chicago Art Institute, which we always love.
- Tomorrow it is out to the suburbs for a cameo appearance at the convention of the Diocese of Chicago, then back home to Springfield.