During today’s morning session, a delegate stood up and voiced his concerns on the length of reports and amount of reading required to prepare for synod. He noted that the Agenda contains more words than Moby Dick. And, were you to add the supplementary materials to the Agenda, the word count becomes greater than the novel War and Peace.
Even the quickest readers have met their match in the Agenda.
The delegate encouraged the writers of reports and study committee members to use brevity and be concise. He wrapped up his remarks by saying, “We not only need more time, but also fewer and better words.”
The delegate’s remarks were met with a round of applause, an indication that perhaps they resonated with the synod assembly. The conversation also carried over to Twitter:
— David Bosscher (@DaveBosscher) June 13, 2016
Did you catch these comments during the morning session? I'd love to hear your thoughts and reactions!
- Should these concerns be addressed?
- Is the sheer volume of materials overwhelming?
- Do we need to put a word limit on reports?