A correspondent from the Winter Conference passes this report with some highlights along:
There are about 700 people in attendance. The ratio is 2 Baby Boomers (or older) to every person under 40.
The stage decorum is a mixture of teenage beauty pageant meets Southern Living with American Idol Highlights.
The tone could be described as a political convention. Standing ovations, rallying cries.
Doc Loomis’ presentation included:
- “There ain’t nobody spinnin’ nothin’!”
- Gist of his mini-speech: the Holy Spirit is still working. Mistakes were made on both sides; let’s move on. Acts 15 gives us a model. People were really upset about circumcision, but in the midst of the controversy the Holy Spirit was moving and growing the church.
John Rodgers, in his introduction of Bishop Murphy:
- “Division appears when its time to make a move.”
- “Chuck Murphy has ALWAYS sought to include faithful Anglicans committed to mission.” He is concerned with inclusion, and unity in Christ.
- AMiA is in a process with ACNA that will hopefully be complete by June of 2012.
The comments from Loomis and Murphy are so ludicrous that I don’t know if I need to elaborate on them.
Traffic on Twitter says that Bishop Murphy attributed the lower number of attendants this year to being west of the Mississippi this year. That’s one theory I guess.
Bishop Murphy also said that there is a Paul and Barnabas moment going on. I hope to have more on this later.