Gosh, a long time between blogs, but life has been stupidly busy with a project my academic supervisor and I had been working on. Spent the last week at the General Assembly and am still processing: but here are some thoughts on this Trinity Sunday...
Lately, I’ve been thinking a lot about unity.
As part of my placement duties,
Watching – I did a lot of that: watching and listening:
It’s been a fascinating and diverse week, as the body of Christ, represented in the form of those gathered at the General Assembly, did it’s business.
As I watched the debates, I learnt how not to make a point:
In the debate centring around the report from Minstries Council, Assembly decided that unrestricted calls for ministers were a luxury that we as a church could no longer afford, and began the process of exploring how reviewable tenure might become the norm.
Overall, my sense, as I spent time at the General Assembly was that, as a church, our future must not be about creating little empires,
in perfect community...
in unity and diversity.
It's an ongoing challenge, but it is after all, the spirit of reform -
the church is always reforming, semper Reformanda and all that...
or, as Prof. Dawson paraphrased, when addressing and encouraging the folk gathered for the Sunday evening special service, 'carry on reforming!'