RSS
 

Archive for the ‘My Videos’ Category

The Problems and Promise of General Convention

17 Jul

I have run the gauntlet of my fourth General Convention of The Episcopal Church. For ten grueling days, many working 14 and even 16 hours, I served alongside more than 840 deputies from 111 dioceses. We considered 416 resolutions, amending and approving of a dizzying array of resolutions. It is difficult to convey the size and scope of the General Convention. Each deputy or even deputation can do little to make their mark on the work of the convention.

As we tried to demonstrate in the Deputation’s Journal, the real work of the General Convention takes place in two dozen committees that hold hearings on resolutions and have the time to work on crafting the text before it reaches the floor of the house of initial action, whether this is the House of Deputies or the House of Bishops. One can watch as thoughtful testimony in hearings does influence the final text of the resolutions. But with hearings going on concerning more than 400 resolutions, one must pick her or his battles and track some resolutions, while having no input on hundreds of others.

For better or worse, your Georgia Deputies worked to track the budget process, follow the work on restructuring the church; the resolution to add Deaconess Alexander to our calendar through Holy Women, Holy Men; and the two resolutions related to communion without Baptism. Also, as Bill Steinhauser of our deputation was on the subcommittee working on the proposed trial rite for blessing Same Sex Relationships, we also were involved in committee work on that resolution.

Despite the intentions of deputies to not pass meaningless resolutions (such as affirming that The Episcopal Church is opposed to sex trafficking) or resolutions that call on someone else to do something (such as the US congress to take action), with resolution after resolution going by on voice votes supported by a super majority of Deputies, calling out opposition gives one the good feeling of taking a personal stand, but does not slow the action of the body.

In a thought experiment, which is not a proposal, but a way of considering proposals, I wonder what the General Convention would have been like if we had agreed in advance to pass no more than 5 resolutions total, other than housekeeping work on the canons or courtesy resolutions of thanks (such as to the host Diocese which did so much work). Much more thought would have gone into what was the most worthy. We could have focused on changing ourselves, rather than saying what many could assume to be true (I hope no one thinks any Christian church is in favor of sex trafficking) or calling on others to change.

As a deputy, I was one among 841. And your deputation, even when united, was only one among 110. Most everything passed with a three quarters majority or more. Until The Episcopal Church as a whole decides to change how it goes about governing itself, there will be little any deputy or diocese can do. For this reason, I am optimistic about and committed to work to help reflecting the change we want to see in the church even as we advocate for change within the church to more emphasis on mission and much less on administration and governance. The video below is one I created to point toward this hope.

The Rev. Frank Logue
Canon to the Ordinary

 
Comments Off on The Problems and Promise of General Convention

Posted in Jetsam, My Videos

 

Nomination for President of the House of Deputies

07 Jul

I quickly made the video above after discerning that I should agree to nomination as President of the House of Deputies of The Episcopal Church. It is an important role in leading the senior house of the General Convention which assures the voices of lay persons as well as clergy and bishops are part of the councils of our church. It is also an important office between conventions. I ask for prayers for all the nominees and prayers for discernment for the deputies as we seek nothing less than God’s will.

 
Comments Off on Nomination for President of the House of Deputies

Posted in Jetsam, My Videos

 

An Acts 8 Moment

04 Jul


I created these three videos for the General Convention of The Episcopal Chuch meeting in Indianapolis. The one above is my take and below are Tom Ferguson and the bottom video is Susan Snook speaking on this General Convention.

 
Comments Off on An Acts 8 Moment

Posted in Jetsam, My Videos

 

The Thirteenth Station

15 Jun

Human suffering is ubiquitous. What makes Jesus’ death on the cross is not what humans did to Jesus, but that God responded with love to hate and with life to death. This Thirteenth Stations video goes with four previously posted videos as part of a series of 16 I am creating (the fourteen stations plus prologue and epilogue to frame them in a context)

These video Stations of the Cross use film of more recent examples of needless suffering alongside images of Christ’s passion to challenge viewers to see how Jesus’ death and resurrection can redeem all of the many times and ways the innocent have endured pain even to death.

Video created by Frank Logue. Music is the hymn “Go to Dark Gethsemene” played on the dulcimer by Joshua Varner.

 
Comments Off on The Thirteenth Station

Posted in Jetsam, My Videos

 

Rich Where It Counts

11 Jun

I created the above 90-second clip as a teaser for the Rich Where It Counts Talk given by Charles V. Douglas on behalf of the Legacy Society of the Diocese of Georgia. This gives people who might be interested in attending one of the three upcoming sessions, what his talk is like. After the remaining sessions in the six-event series are completed, I will post the full 32-minute video of his talk on the connection between financial capital and spiritual capital.

 
Comments Off on Rich Where It Counts

Posted in Jetsam, My Videos

 

Convention 2013 Trailer

21 Apr

An overblown movie trailer style invitation to save the dates for the 2013 Convention of the Episcopal Diocese of Georgia to be held February 7-9 in Tifton Georgia as we are hosted by the congregation of St. Anne’s.

 
Comments Off on Convention 2013 Trailer

Posted in Jetsam, My Videos

 

Stations of the Cross Videos — one, four, eight and fourteen

06 Apr

Human suffering is ubiquitous. What makes Jesus’ death on the cross is not what humans did to Jesus, but that God responded with love to hate and with life to death. These video Stations of the Cross use film of more recent examples of needless suffering alongside images of Christ’s passion to challenge viewers to see how Jesus’ death and resurrection can redeem all of the many times and ways the innocent have endured pain even to death.

Video created by me with music from the hymn “Go to Dark Gethsemene” played on the dulcimer by Joshua Varner. These are the first four of an intended set of 16 videos giving the traditional 14 Stations of the Cross together with a prologue and epilogue. These were created on Good Friday 2012.

 
Comments Off on Stations of the Cross Videos — one, four, eight and fourteen

Posted in Jetsam, My Videos

 

Convention Videos

15 Feb

I created the following videos for the 191st Convention of the Diocese of Georgia to help illustrate the ways in which the Diocese is already living into the vision we are projecting with the Campaign for Congregational Development:

 
Comments Off on Convention Videos

Posted in Jetsam, My Videos

 

Martin Luther King Day March

16 Jan

The Episcopal Diocese of Georgia was hosted once again by St. Matthew’s Episcopal Church on MLK Drive and their Rector, the Rev. Cheryl Parris. The event included a youth lock in with some significant teaching on the Civil Rights Movement. Then a much larger group joined the youth to walk and sing. Thanks to A.L. Addington who chaired the event and the churches who took part. The video tries to capture both the parade and the youth seeing videos of Dr. King and others.

 
Comments Off on Martin Luther King Day March

Posted in Jetsam, My Videos

 

Bishop Benhase’s Christmas Video

22 Dec

I created this video of a Christmas meditation offered by Scott Anson Benhase, 10th Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Georgia.

 
Comments Off on Bishop Benhase’s Christmas Video

Posted in Jetsam, My Videos

 

Bethlehemian Rhapsody

20 Dec

I created this different way of telling the Christmas story using Mark Bradford’s Christian parody of Queen’s Bohemian Rhapsody. The song was originally produced for Darla Robinson. Mark sells his music, including this song, at mark-bradford.com

Thanks to Mark and Darla for permission to use the song. The video was cut using public domain films online at www.archive.org

 
Comments Off on Bethlehemian Rhapsody

Posted in Jetsam, My Videos

 

Kairos Prison Ministry

09 Nov

I created this video of the team I worked with in Kairos Prison Ministry on our first weekend at Smith State Prison.

 
Comments Off on Kairos Prison Ministry

Posted in Jetsam, My Videos

 

Episconinja Anniversary

19 Oct

Two years ago, I posted the above video online. The Episcopal Church had first created a short video on Who We Are based on 3,000 people and 5 years of research. You can see that original video online here: Around One Table: Who Are We Video.

Brandon Watson wrote his take on answering the same question and posted it on Facebook (with the pen name Valiance Weaver). So Victoria and I took Brandon’s text and created the video above using some of his footage and various photos of Episcopal Churches from here and there on the web. The one criterion was that every image had to be from an Episcopal Church (including the homeless man “Six Pack” who routinely worships at a street church).

As I wrote that the time, “With a larger budget for dynamite, chariots and tigers, it would have been more impressive, but we did create the above videotape without going over its $0 budget.”

Since then, the term Episconinja has not exactly taken off, but it does remain. The term has even made it into sermons like this one from The Rev. Kit Carlson at All Saints Episcopal Church in East Lasing, Michigan: Episconinja Sermon and this one from Saint Paul’s Episcopal Church in Benicia, California All Saints’ Sermon and the video closed the Diocesan Convention in Western North Carolina in 2010 (Reference Here).

How might this more viral approach to sharing what The Episcopal Church has to offer be used now? How will we share what we have to offer in 2011 and beyond without making claims over and against other denominations?

 
Comments Off on Episconinja Anniversary

Posted in Jetsam, My Videos

 

Sermon for King of Peace

07 Oct

This is from the Celebration of New Ministry on October 2, 2011.

 
Comments Off on Sermon for King of Peace

Posted in Jetsam, My Videos

 

Clergy Conference Easter Vigil

05 Oct

The video above offers a 6 1/2 minute glimpse of the 2-hour Easter Vigil celebrated by the clergy of the Diocese of Georgia at our Fall Clergy Conference.

 
Comments Off on Clergy Conference Easter Vigil

Posted in Jetsam, My Videos

 

Turning Around Honey Creek

19 Aug

A message from Dade Brantley, the Executive Director of the Episcopal Diocese of Georgia’s camp and conference center, Honey Creek. Dade tells about the current financial difficulties, including how we got into the current bind and what is being done to turn around the center.

 
Comments Off on Turning Around Honey Creek

Posted in Jetsam, My Videos

 

We Need to Talk…About Honey Creek

26 May

Young adults who have encountered God in community at the Episcopal Diocese of Georgia speak about the current bond sale. This sale is only for qualified investors who are Georgia residents. You must read the prospectus before investing. To get a copy of the prospectus, contact the Diocese of Georgia at 912-236-4279 or email Mary Willoughby, the Canon for Administration at mwilloughby[at]gaepiscopal[dot]org

 
Comments Off on We Need to Talk…About Honey Creek

Posted in Jetsam, My Videos

 

A Hymn for Honey Creek

18 May

The Rev. Jason Haddox wrote and Gabriel Michael Lawrence and Eli Irvin perform a Hymn for Honey Creek to raise awareness about the ongoing bond sale to benefit the camp and conference center of the Episcopal Diocese of Georgia.

 
Comments Off on A Hymn for Honey Creek

Posted in Jetsam, My Videos

 

Honey Creek Bond Sale Video

03 May

 
Comments Off on Honey Creek Bond Sale Video

Posted in Jetsam, My Videos

 

Convention Videos

13 Feb

The Diocese of Georgia YouTube Channel has all nine convention videos including the following:

 
Comments Off on Convention Videos

Posted in Jetsam, My Videos

 

Where Is God in the Haitian Earthquake?

12 Jan

I created the video above last year in response to both the tragedy in Haiti and Pat Robertson’s comments on it, which I found hurtful, rather than helpful. I wanted to offer what I felt was a more biblical way of framing the disaster.

 
Comments Off on Where Is God in the Haitian Earthquake?

Posted in Jetsam, My Videos

 

Christmas Thank You

25 Dec

 
Comments Off on Christmas Thank You

Posted in Jetsam, My Videos

 

Bishop Benhase’s Advent Meditation on video

03 Dec

 
Comments Off on Bishop Benhase’s Advent Meditation on video

Posted in Flotsam, My Videos

 

Put the Mass Back in Christmas

27 Nov

I created this 30-second video as a reminder that Christmas is the Christ Mass, the worship service in which we give thanks for the gift of God in Jesus Christ. It’s a follow up of sorts to a video I created for Easter (which is at the King of Peace YouTube Page):

 
Comments Off on Put the Mass Back in Christmas

Posted in Jetsam, My Videos

 

King of Peace Videos

10 Nov

Here is a selection of videos I made while serving at King of Peace, Kingsland:


The Bangles song “Walk Like an Egyptian serves as the soundtrack for our Kids in the Kingdom Week video.


Parishioners talk about what they love about King of Peace.


A video look inside King of Peace Episcopal Day School.


Day one of our 2009 Kids in the Kingdom Week called “Courageous Christians.”


A Video of the 2009 Burning of the Greens.


Trunk or Treat 2008.


A 2008 video thank you from the staff and students of King of Peace Episcopal Day School in Kingsland, Georgia to the United Thank Offering of the Episcopal Church Women in gratitude for a $24,000 grant received in 2003.


My first video work was this now embarrassing video introducing King of Peace, Kingsland, with a free mp3 I found online.

 
Comments Off on King of Peace Videos

Posted in Jetsam, My Videos