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  • Alex,

    I do think it would be helpful for churches to take a look at the processes they use for making decisions. I think some churches are managing the polarity too far toward process or...

  • Ralph,

    Your suggestion that this article is demonic in character is a bold one. If I understand you correctly, you are concerned that too much "process orientation" would inevitably devolve...

  • Harry,

    I'm glad you still care. And leaving is a valid, if painful, outcome. But I think you'll agree, and your comment suggests, that leaving should not be done hastily. In the language of...

  • Deb, your honesty is a gift to other pastors who can relate knowing they aren't alone, a peek "behind the curtain" for those who don't have experience in the pastoral role, and a reminder to all...

  • Thanks for sharing this encouraging report, Reggie! Great things are happening!

    posted on: Doing A New Thing
  • Lubbert,

    For a somewhat fuller picture of what I think good decision-making looks like, I recommend the following:

    https://network.crcna.org/crcna-and-synod/two-questions-every-...

  • Stanley,

    I apologize for the error. The link is now live. 

     

    Sean

     

  • Mister Bee,

    Excellent observations. Perhaps I too easily assumed that members (or council) would practice a Matthew 18-style of reconciliation when possible or appropriate. Church Order (...

  • Ronald,

    The truth is, I don't much enjoy conflict or debate, either. But I know that our polity is such that there will be much debate in the months ahead. My hope with this somewhat tongue...

  • Alex, 

    I think it's fair to ask questions about why certain issues get advanced in institutions while other significant issues are neglected.

    But I'm not sure it's quite right to...