As delegates, committee members, and the church as a whole prepare to discuss the topic of same-sex marriage, let’s share our short and simple three-word prayers.
We owe it to ourselves to listen to what the Doctrine of Discovery Task Force has to tell us. Does all of this make you feel uncomfortable?
We know our report asks hard questions and probes into corners we might want to forget. But we also know that hearing hard truths and questions, while painful, can set in motion a process of healing.
About a month ago, we received an email from our Stated Clerk to discuss the 3 Synodical Study Committee reports. My question is: how do I best lead these discussions?
Will Synod 2016 have the humility to recognize that the Global South, and not the minority North is becoming the center of influence of the Global Church?
Our church council would like to nominate two young adult representatives, one of whom has served previously. Is this permissible? Secondly may someone be nominated twice?
Synod has mandated a study on the area of homosexuality for its 2016 assembly. One of the resources that it has engaged is the material from New Directions Ministry of Canada with Wendy Gritter as its executive director. This blog asks the question if New Directions actually represents all voices in the discussion.
I sometimes found it intimidating to be a young adult at Synod. While I was very warmly welcomed by so many delegates, there were times I questioned whether I was even qualified to give an opinion...