The Magic (Episcopal) KingdomPosted: July 6, 2009
As many of my fellow Episcopalians prepare for the Church’s triennial General Convention in Anaheim this month, I thought it would be helpful to compare and contrast the convention experience with Disneyland. It’s my way of participating in the councils of the church as I promised in my ordination vow. Here goes:
We’ll begin with the logos (that’s logos, not Logos for you Greek scholars). It’s unclear at this point whether there will be more fireworks at the convention or the park.
You can be assured that there will be plenty of characters in costume.
Dumbo in absentia and Dumbo in situ (not to be confused with any elephants that may be in the room).
There’s always a bevvy of unique headgear.
Speeding Monorail versus priests striving to get on the fast-track to bishop. And, finally, our respective patron saints:
If you’re a delegate, enjoy this year’s General Convention. And I certainly hope you fit in a trip to DisneyLand — it may help keep you grounded amid the hoopla.