Sunday, August 14, 2005
AMiA Chief Officers
Here's an interesting announcement from the AMiA (via Currents, August 2005). I'm excited about the former CEO, the Rev Canon Dr Tim Smith's move to Jackson as Rector of Holy Trinity.
Also, note that Anglican deacons - like the new Chief Operating Officer, Rev Paul Briggs - bear the title, "Reverend." This is an indication of the fact that the diaconate is, in the words of Barnett, "a full and equal order."
By the way, speaking of the title, am I the only one who finds it distasteful when ministers refer to themselves as "Reverend" in introductions, signatures, etc? It's like a judge introducing himself or herself as, "Hello, I'm the Honorabale So-and-So." Bad form. Thankfully, the culture of the AMiA is such that it's one of the last places where ministers would be guilty of this.
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