Comments: Pre-Synod press reports

Really like the the contribution by +Pete. I like the broad strokes. It does seem like there's a yearning for decentralized church. Mission and ministry make much more sense at the local level. This does a couple of things, it better meets the need in the community, and it helps create stronger communities. Making real connection with others, whether it's working in a soup kitchen or some other project, is perhaps what the kingdom is about.

Does this mean that the role of the existing hierarchy changes? If the job is about helping to support and empower others, is that a different approach than the current one? I can't tell from here. From here it looks like CoE runs from a "Father knows best" perspective, but I wouldn't want to be judged by what hits the news either…

Posted by Cynthia at Monday, 18 November 2013 at 12:13am GMT

So Synod votes, and its votes are somewhat predictable, and its debates aren't always the most elegant or friendly?

Why is any of this unexpected, or indeed a bad thing?

Why should we expect General Synod to behave better than any other legislature?

I have news: Christians are human too!

We're coming up on the holidays. People tend to forget that at the Council of Nicaea, jolly old St. Nicholas is said to have punched someone.

Posted by Jeremy at Monday, 18 November 2013 at 9:54pm GMT
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