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Andy Doyle
Works at Episcopal Diocese of Texas
Attended Virginia Theological Seminary
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Christtrolling: Christian Meanness - A Rule of Life We Reject
Sometimes we think that believing we are right makes us righteous. Sometimes feeling righteous gives us the feeling that we can and should say whatever we think - regardless of the consequences or the feelings of people to whom they are directed. What does ...
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I Don't Think It Means What You Think It Means: Unicameral
People keep using the word unicameral  and I am not sure that people are generally aware that it has a variety of meanings. People keep saying that the unicameral house will undo the two house system we have at General Convention. That could be true but it ...
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3 Reasons Why We Must Take Up A Discussion on the Unicameral House at General Convention
The President of the House of Deputies Speaks Out Against Unicameral Body of the House In a recent post to the House of Deputies, the president, The Rev. Gay Jennings sighted some very good reasons why she thinks we should not consider the proposal for a un...
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Flattening the Structure: Practical Ideas for a Future Church Structure
Not quite what I want in a church. Recently my friend the Rev. Merrill Wade sent me an article from fast company entitled “What Kind of Leadership Is Needed in Flat Hierarchies?” by Vivian Giang. Giang is a freelance writer. Previously, she launched the ent...
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Why Should We Wait Until The Day After Tomorrow
They other day my wife and kids decided they would watch The Day After Tomorrow. This is a 2004 movie wherein Dennis Quaid as Jack Hall tries to convince the powers that the rapid climate shifts and desalinization of the worlds oceans would bring about a ca...
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Pastoral Letters from Bishop's to the Church - A Thing
It has been recently implied in comments that pastoral letters from Bishops without the consent of the House of Deputies is somehow not part of our tradition in the Episcopal Church or a bad thing. From the Latin littera pastoral, the original definition wa...
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Bishops' Statement Regarding A036 "Amend Canon 1.18 on Marriage"
Background The House of Bishops of the 78th General Convention meeting in Salt Lake City, today approved resolution A036, that rewrote canons to ensure that those who wish to bless a same-sex marriage are free from discipline if they have permission of thei...
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The Arena of General Convention
This week many Episcopalians will make there way to our triennial gathering the General Convention. This is an important and awaited gathering of many leaders from around the church to undertake a portion of the governance we use to support our mission. Peo...
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150th Anniversary of Juneteenth: Notes and Prayer from the Prayer Breakfast
You can learn more about the celebration at this link for Juneteenth . The Episcopal Diocese of Texas believes that God has a mission and that mission is the reconciliation of the world. We believe God’s mission has a church – and that is us. At our very be...
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Yes Mr. Cromwell, "I could be wrong." So Let Us Not Build Our Mighty Fortress
I think Oliver Cromwell wrote words to the synod of the Church of Scotland something to the affect of, "I beseech you, in the bowels of Christ, think it possible that you may be mistaken." I am mindful of this reality and pondering it in my heart. Yes Mr. C...
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A Response on Tradition and "Regressive Language"
I like this last paragraph of Jim Littrell's comment below a great deal! What a wonderful vision for God's invitation into community. He writes: "What I long for is a community of wanderers and wonderers, held together by compassion and faith, joined in som...
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Our Episopal Default Future is a Racket
The reality is that we, like all denominational churches, face our default future. This reality isn't unique to us. Steve Zaffron and Dave Logan authors of THE THREE LAWS OF PERFORMANCE argue - all humans typically face and receive the futures that they bel...
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I am the Episcopal Bishop of the Diocese of Texas
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    Bishop Diocesan, 2008 - present
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Met Jesus on a pilgrimage, still walking.
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  • Virginia Theological Seminary
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  • University of North Texas
    BFA: Painting and Drawing
  • Westchester High School
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