6/02/2011

Another great choice: Scott Gunn new executive for Forward Movement.

The Rev. Scott Gunn has been appointed Executive for Forward Movement Publications. ENS and The Living Church   both have carried stories on this. This is very good news indeed. 

Scott is a member of the younger (sort of) generation of church leadership. (Younger in my mind is the age of my son, my rector, and now Scott.)  He is a thoughtful and careful blogger (unlike some of us) and will bring new energy to one of the most important spiritual and educational resources of the Church.

The Presiding Bishop is making some very good choices these days: First Bishop Stacy Sauls, and now Fr. Scott Gunn - a bishop who advocates for a non-princely episcopal office and a younger priest who wants to see Forward Movement Publications take on the digital world. 

Next thing you know we will be rooting out new and interesting young people (meaning those who are half Gunn's age) who will join in the leadership of the Church in more and more serious ways. Next thing you know leadership will not be a "ladder" issue, without a glass ceiling, not based on being clergy being higher up the pecking order. Who would have thunk it?

2 comments:

  1. Hi Mark,

    Thanks for your kind words. I hope you (and your readers) will share ideas and hopes for ways in which Forward Movement can "reinvigorate the life of the Episcopal Church."

    By the way, my blogging has not always been careful. I actually would have said that about you! You are the careful, thoughtful one.

    Peace,
    Scott+

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  2. Congratulations Scott! You´ve got it, by St. George you´ve got it! My most favorite picture and collectable is the one you took of Archbishop Akinola (covering his face with a prayer book and a fistfull of sloppy documents as he descended upper chambers at a hotel in Dar es Salaam...really ought win some kind of international photography award...you´ve got a keen eye for social/spiritual statements no doubt about it!

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