The Epistle of Q — Chapter Forty-Nine (cont’d)

What else is part of this perplexing question of how to “get to better”? During my college days I spent eighteen months in graduate school in the USA (obtained an M.A. in Education and Social Reform). It was an interesting time. One afternoon, three of us, all with theological roots (former Jesuit, Anglican deacon, Presbyterian […]

The Epistle of Q — Chapter Forty-Seven

What is the answer to the question — what is an Okanagan Kitchen Party? Well, there are few old-style farm houses in the Valley anymore and there are even fewer big farm kitchens. So one needs to look elsewhere. And tonight I found it, almost accidentally. A daughter of my best friend had invited me […]

The Epistle of Q — Chapter Forty-Two (G)

Is General Assembly really over? An interesting facet of church government in the PCC is that only the Moderator continues in office after the final Sederunt at GA. When the Moderator pronounces the Assembly to be concluded, it actually is dissolved. All Commissioners return to their respectful presbyteries and congregations to resume their regular roles […]

The Epistle of Q — Chapter Forty-Two (F)

Why do organizations try to make 12+ hr work days work? Day 2 ran well over twelve hours. Whether this is an insane idea or not is up to you to decide; but, it is well-research that such longevity does not produce thoughtful products nor processes. I recommend that GA go back to at least […]

The Epistle of Q — Chapter Forty-Two (E)

Why do General Assemblies hold evening sederunts? Evenings at conferences are for socializing, getting to know the other delegates, and winding down. GA makes a mistake when it tries to conserve time and runs the business into the evening. Sederunt 4 was no exception. This evening was simply too packed with reports and briefings. Most […]

The Epistle of Q — Chapter Forty-Two (D)

What happened during the Third Sederunt? This sederunt started off dealing with some interesting issues although not necessarily earth shattering. The History Committee reminded us that we should be setting aside February 18th, 2018 as “Heritage Sunday”. I like this idea as it is becoming increasingly important in this rapid info/multiple facts world that we […]

The Epistle of Q — Chapter Forty-Two (C)

With constantly shifting agendae, is a Sederunt by Sederunt approach helpful? When I was planning this coverage of the 143rd General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church in Canada, I thought I would simply recount each day on a linear basis. By last night I was wondering if that really was possible. Could I do that […]