The LCA Synod has begun in Rochedale, Qld. We have just checked the Twitter feed and found only a little activity. The two main hashtags are #lcasynod and #wherelovecomestolife It seems that the only live-feed from the convention is from worship services. This is difficult to understand. In these days of connectivity it would have been very helpful for the nation to be able to observe the key discussions and debates.
If you are at the convention those of us at home would all appreciate it if you would share your experiences via Twitter. These may include information on the events, quotes from speakers and developments on the women’s ordination discussion and debate. We understand at the moment that the only vote on the matter may be in regards to getting a consensus on Scriptural interpretation. This seems to imply that Bishop John Henderson has decided that a vote would still be too divisive. Correct us if we are wrong. *** ADDITION*** (1st Oct, 2015) Jeff, in comments below, indicates that this is incorrect. In his comment he also indicates that there may be a move from the floor asserting the debate on WO is unconstitutional. Pastor John will give his understanding if the issue is raised. (Thanks, Jeff.)
For those of you who are present in Rochedale may the Holy Spirit guide your deliberations.
We wait with bated breath in hope for something constructive to come from our national convention.