A Question

I’ve been on vacation, so I’ve been tardy in getting this out. But my friend and colleague Paul Quevedo sent me this question for all of us to ponder:

So my friends… so many of you, somewhere along the way helped this adopted
son of the RCA come in, feel at home and navigate his way and I am truly
grateful. It wasn’t too long ago that I would be in the company of any one
of you and any given time and have found your insight and wisdom oh so
assuring. So now my friends, I look to you…with the General Synod’s
declaration of homosexuality as a disciplinary act, I could almost hear Dr.
Janssen giving this to our class as a case study and asking us “how this
would play out” and I think it would not be the reality we woke up to
Tuesday morning. My question to you who have been my friends and
mentors….what’s next? what is a proper and good response ?

I can offer one practical and definite response to the “what’s next?” question. A few of us in upstate and western New York feel that we don’t want to wait until October 24 for a Chicago Invitation style discussion about R-56(s). So we’ve decided to hold what I call a regional, interim, quasi-CI group therapy session.

We will meet on Monday, August 13, from 10:00 to 4:00, at Niskayuna Reformed Church (3041 Troy Schenectady Road, Niskayuna, NY). Scott DeBlock is hosting us (thanks Scott!) and will provide lunch.

So, what else can we say in response to Paul’s question?

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2 thoughts on “A Question

  1. Maybe we all sing a Remonstrance. That way, if anyone is brough up on charges of, say, speaking in favor of full inclusion of LGBTs in the church, we all are implicated.

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