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LCA Synod kicks off

30 Sep

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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.

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Posted by on September 30, 2015 in politics

 

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4 responses to “LCA Synod kicks off

  1. Wendy K

    October 1, 2015 at 9:30 am

    As I don’t have a twitter account I’ll be keeping an eye on your blog for news

     
    • Katie and Martin

      October 1, 2015 at 9:37 pm

      🙂 News will be slow on this site, but we’ll do our best. Consider signing up to Twitter, even if it is just to check updates on #lcasynod.

       
  2. Jeff

    October 1, 2015 at 11:46 am

    Just read this note in session. Two comments. First, breaking news. Andrew Pfeiffer has just been elected as Assistant Bishop of the Church. Second, the comment regarding the ordination process is incorrect. Bishop John has made no decision. However, there may be an attempt from the floor to declare the process to vote on the WO issue unconstitutional because the GPC did not provide the synod with theological advice. However, Bishop John believes otherwise and will give his own understanding of the constitution if and when the matter comes up. Please continue to pray for our discussion, esp the ordination debate Friday afternoon.

     
    • Katie and Martin

      October 1, 2015 at 9:39 pm

      Thanks, Jeff for taking time to report. Any further updates will be appreciated. (Any tweets as well – :-))

       

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