GS 2008 – Talking to Oneself

In his slim, but significant volume, Self-Talk, the French anthropologist John Lembo, wrote: “Every waking moment we talk to ourselves about the things we experience. Our self-talk, the thoughts we communicate to ourselves, in turn control the way we feel and act.”

Despite quite clear instructions of R-16, passed by last year’s General Synod, calling for a dialogue involving all RCA assemblies, the upcoming General Synod is about to engage in an exercise of self-talk.

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“Fear breeds panic, and it can lead people and nations to act in ways
inconsistent with their character.”

Charles C. Krulak and Joseph P. Hoar
Washington Post
Thursday, May 17, 2007; Page A17

Synod Report VI

Yesterday the General Synod ended. The final morning spent most of its energies on the Church Herald and the assessments (assessments are the only way the synod gets to the budget). The debate was spirited. The result was to cease denominational financial support of the every member reception of the Herald. Where then does that money go? The synod accepted the proposal from the GSC that would have some go to reduce assessments, and the rest to fund “Our Call.” Continue reading “Synod Report VI”