Rev. Dr. Peter Sanlon wrote a kind pastoral letter to members of the PCA as they wrestle with human sexuality issues. Sanlon's approach is to show the lessons learned in the Anglican Church in England, as he contends that they are 10 years ahead of the USA in these matters. Could Sanlon's wisdom also apply to the CRCNA? Perhaps it is time to take notice.
With the complex and consequential decisions Synod 2022 will face, wise leaders must manage the polarity of ensuring good process and arriving at good outcomes.
I have strong beliefs about many of the issues addressed in the study report. I assume you do, too. What can it look like, practically, to live into Paul’s instructions to a church divided this way?
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.
Does “a rose by any other name” sound as sweet? Synod 2012 agreed with the Candidacy Committee that there is a more fitting name for those ordained via Article 23 of the CRC Church Order. The office formerly known as “ministry associate” is now known as “commissioned pastor”.