- Don’t sit on the first pew in a sanctuary with a high pulpit. (Sore neck this morning.)
- A diverse agenda makes for a good meeting. (We examined five candidates for ordination, made a covenant with the Chicago Muslims, and released a congregation and their pastor to another denomination.)
- It makes most of us happy when a congregation that disagrees fundamentally with the theology and polity of our denomination finds a home in a new denomination. (Yes, some are angry. Many are sad. But most of us are happy for our brothers and sisters to find a denominational home where they can thrive.)
- It’s inspiring to hear our colleagues preach. (Yes, it’s awesome to invite A Big Name to preach, but we have extraordinary preachers in our midst and I’d like to hear more of them.)
It was a good evening to be a Presbyterian follower of Jesus.
Image is the art deco pulpit in the Saint-Vaast Cathedral, Arras, France.