General Convention Reflections

I’ve been reflecting on my experience at General Convention since I got back from Texas. In the next several weeks, I’m going to share my thoughts on some of the most important things that I think came out of the Convention, both things that I am really hopeful about and things that make me less hopeful.

The General Convention is a bit of an odd beast. It’s full of different streams of thought and emotion all ebbing, flowing, all with thoughts and hopes and ideas about what General Convention, what the Episcopal Church, can and should be. All of these thoughts and emotions collide and mix like a ocean tide mixing with the mouth of a river at the edge of the sea. And, like that collision of river and sea, the collision of all of these ideas and hopes and dreams is a source of life for the church, a place rife with action, and emotion, and life.

Once upon a time Convention was every year. In the 19th century, without airplanes or reliable communications, this was the way that the whole church stayed connected. Now, we have other means of communicating and much of the work of the church at a national level gets done between conventions rather than during them. But still, convention is a way in which we can sit together as a whole branch of the Jesus Movement, as Presiding Bishop Curry likes to call us, and talk about what the future holds for us. I’m going to be writing about the work that was begun at Convention, the work of becoming more and more a part of God’s kingdom, a kingdom built on love.

In Christ,
Fr. Jed Fox

General Convention of the Episcopal Church

The Rev. Jedediah (Jed) Fox

The Rev. Jedediah (Jed) Fox has been the rector of Church of the Redeemer since January 2015. Prior to being called to Redeemer, Fr. Jed served as curate and assistant at The Church of St. Michael and St. George in St. Louis, Missouri, and was a seminarian at the Church of St. Mary the Virgin while attending the General Theological Seminary. Fr. Jed was raised at St. Peter’s Cathedral in Helena, Montana.

Fr. Jed Fox with a cup of coffee.

Church of the Redeemer

Welcome to Church of the Redeemer: Worshiping God, living in community, and reaching out to the world. We are an Episcopal Church serving north King County and south Snohomish County, Washington. As you travel your road, go with friends walking the way of Jesus at Redeemer.

Church of the Redeemer is at 6210 Northeast 181st Street in Kenmore, Washington. The campus is a short distance north of Bothell Way, near the Burke-Gilman Trail. The entrance looks like a gravel driveway. The campus is larger on the inside than it is on the outside. And we managed to hide a large building on the side of a hill that is not easily seen from the street.

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