retired CRC pastor.
I appreciate your comments. We who hold this position have also experienced derision and scorning. I was a delegate to Synod when the offices were opened to women. Once the decision passed we who hold the traditional position were subject to an extensive time of mockery and derision for resisting the change. The memory of this mockery still hurts. It wasn't a time of Godly acceptance of a differing position by those who should have been brothers in the Lord.
Posted in: Are We ignoring Elders at Synod?
One of the complaints I hear from eldre delegates is that there is almost no time to discuss or debate issues, What they hear loud and clear is "We must finish in time." Theyare strong on asserting that synod is a rubber stamp of prior decisions.