The booth next door
July 13, 2023
It is official. The annual gathering of members representing my denomination is in the books. For over 230 years, and a few early unrecorded events, the business of the church has been placed before a delegate body for deliberation. One need not be a delegate to speak one’s mind at the microphone, a time-honored ideal insuring that all have a voice. The speeches in support or non-support of business items mirror many protestant gatherings. We have our bright shining moments as well as those that disappoint when our passion for the faith fosters less-than-helpful debate. In the end,...