Quite often the rules of church order seem to be too restrictive. The advice of Benjamin Gresik is sound. I would refer you to Henry DeMoor's commentary: Christian Reformed Church Order. Article...
This is the kind of discussion that would make Screwtape very proud indeed, particularly when directed at the issue mentioned in the first paragraph.
Ken Follett's The Evening and the Morning, a historical novel set in a rural area of England in the 900's (A.D.). Found the portrayal of the church of the time both interesting and disturbing. A...posted on: What Books Are You Reading This Summer?