So the Synod has just ended: my twelfth, and there was less speaking from the floor during the whole Synod than during just the Monday evening session last year. Of course, the people who did speak were lovingly ridiculed and required to joyfully accept that.
Synod has been reduced to four microphones on the floor in the plenary, and that is probably too many. I am sure that one of the great contributions by the current staff before it retires will be a Synod where no one speaks from the floor.
So I confess I’m not quite sure how this “Jerusalem to Antioch” thing is supposed to ‘work.’ I get the intent of this construction of history: that there were ‘establishment’ people in Jerusalem, and that Antioch was ‘missional,’ and that they had to figure out a way to talk with one another with mutual respect for the sake of the gospel. (At least I think that’s in the neighborhood of what Wes was driving at.)
But here are a couple issues I have with this construal.
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It has been a while since I have been at GS as a regular delegate, and I know that the discernment process in the all-synod advisory groups is not new. But I noticed, last night, in particular, how manipulative this particular version is.
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One of the very first items of business before the 2010 General Synod will be to lift from the table R-52 from the 2009 Synod. This motion called for assessments to be increased for classes that are not in compliance with the “Covenant of Care” provisions of BCO Formulary #5.
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