Thursday, April 21, 2005

'Be It Further Resolved...'

The United Church of Christ has made available the resolutions that will be up for debate this summer at its biennial General Synod, ranging from mildly debatable (advocating the sole use of fair trade coffee within the UCC) to overtly controversial (considering divestment from companies that support Israel, resolutions both for and against the blessing of same-sex marriage) and from the pretty uninteresting (recommending changes in how Synod meets in the future) to theologically significant (asking what it means to call oneself a Christian denomination) to the fairly overreactionary (making sure 'The Comma' doesn't replace the traditional UCC symbol). As a delegate I have much to study and think about. I'll share some of my thoughts on some of these resolutions in the weeks and months to come.