“What's in a name? that which we call a rose By any other name would smell as sweet.” So says Juliet in the poem written by Shakespeare.
Is synod also sweet no matter what we name it? At Synod 2000 some delegates published “Sin, Nod, Snooze 2000 – The Unofficial Snooze Orifice of One Weak Synod.” Among the gems of wisdom published was this: “a member of the advisory committee to review the one-weak synod, implied, if we allot 12 days, we take 12 days. If we allot one day, we take one day.”
In a video posted last night, some young adults from Sunrise Community CRC in Austin, Texas reviewed a number of matters to be discussed by Synod 2011 and came up with this profound question: “Why is synod spelled with a “Y?” Perhaps the 2000 publication can assist. Is it because we want to avoid the impression that synod is either a sleepy way to sin? Or to avoid the impression that it’s an odd way to sin? Or is there another reason? As you listen to these young people, perhaps you can formulate an answer to their haunting question: “Why is synod spelled with a “Y?” Sweet!!