Here is an excerpt from Scott Pomerank’s piece, entitled, Among the Dying. The title caught my eye because I thought it might give some more perceptive commentary on Convention. But alas, it was full of the usual kind of “all these impassioned people taking stands on all these important global issues,” and ended up with the usual, fairly smarmy comments about how the earnest youth will be the salvation of this decrepit but glorious old institution:
… Several full-fledged deputies are in their 20s, and at least one deputy—who has expressed herself impressively on the floor multiple times—is a college student. Without exception, every one of these young people has spoken intelligently, articulately and passionately; several of them have spoken prophetically.
So is the Episcopal Church a sinking dinosaur? Not if the young people here at Convention are any indication. They, after all, presumably have many General Conventions ahead of them. Many of you have heard me lament that calling youth "the future of the church" can deprive them of the right to be the present of the church. Here in Indianapolis, the youth are seizing that right. I trust them to help guide the church into the future.