Bishop Lawrence is on retreat. I presume that he will get advice from many, including our visiting Bishop Nazr Ali. At the end of the month, he will tell us the results of his discernment. I suspect that he will retire as TEC Bishop. As he has said, TEC has crossed a line he cannot cross as Bishop. Any transition in SC will be much different than elsewhere. In South Carolina, our Supreme Court has ruled that the members of the parish own our churches rather than TEC. Transition may be difficult, but very unlike other diocese. I would think that after any transition, TEC would find that it needs only one South Carolina diocese, rather than two. I pray that I am wrong.