Greetings from England. I'm taking a much needed vacation for a few days, but I did not expect the exchange rate to be so... colonial. I think it's supposed to increase investment in the US, but it's a big pain in the ass to pay $15 dollars for a piece of bread, a slice of ham and a tepid, overcooked coffee. Only for a warm scone would I spend that kind of dough.
Actually, I'm doing some work. First, I'm strengthening the spine of the ecclesial liberals around here. I'm also giving every one of them a copy of The Purpose Driven Church. We're reading it as a vestry. They have a lot of questions.
But I really just spent a lot of money to take on the Leicester Conference on Leadership, Authority and Organization sponsored by the Tavistock Institute, the premier group relations think-tank in the world. My friend who I'm staying with remarked, 'I think Rowan could have benefitted from that course.' So for all my English readers, I'm in town.
Interesting article by Fr. Danforth yesterday in the NYT. 'As a senator, I worried every day about the size of the federal deficit. I did not spend a single minute worrying about the effect of gays on the institution of marriage. Today it seems to be the other way around.'
PRAY FOR ZIMBABWE.
And hi to Jane who is taking care of my cat. And my car. You are such a babe.