Resolution one passes

Posted by Kendall Harmon

86.7 percent

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Posted October 24, 2009 at 12:43 pm [Printer Friendly] [Print w/ comments]



1. New Reformation Advocate wrote:

Thanks for the regular updates throughout the day.  Wow, I’d say that passing by over 85% is an overwhelming vote of confidence in +Mark Lawrence’s leadership and general approach.  Very impressive.

David Handy+

October 24, 12:50 pm | [comment link]
2. MikeS wrote:

Isn’t Resolution #1 the resolution affirming the sufficiency of Scripture and the creeds as the teaching of the Church?

14% were against?

October 24, 1:14 pm | [comment link]
3. New Reformation Advocate wrote:

Yes, MikeS (#2), you’re right.  It seems like a no-brainer when the resolution is taken at face value.  But as always, we’re talking church politics here, and the resolution is highly symbolic.  I think that explains the 13 or 14% against it.

But the other four resolutions are much more significant.  Let’s see how they fare.

David Handy+

October 24, 1:35 pm | [comment link]
4. DonGander wrote:

I don’t think that such a resolution is “highly symbolic” I think it is vital to be able to confirm in resolution of group what one has confirmed in person.

Don

October 24, 1:55 pm | [comment link]
5. tjmcmahon wrote:

Actually, “only” 14% against is pretty good for TEC.  Remember that in 2003, GC voted down B001- essentially a rejection of all the historic doctrines of the Church.  6 years later, KJS deposed Bishop Ackerman, who originally proposed B001.

October 24, 3:01 pm | [comment link]
6. New Reformation Advocate wrote:

TJ (#5),

That’s precisely what I had in mind, the stunning failure of B001 to pass back in Gen Con 2003, probably because it was correctly seen as a symbolic rejection of the whole liberal agenda.

And Don (#4),

I’m sorry if I was unclear.  I agree that the affirmation was a valuable one.  And tactically, it helps to build momentum.  Once one resolution passes, it easier for related ones to pass.  I simply meant that the first resolution would be seen politically by some people as a referendum on the whole course of action being proposed by +Lawrence and the other leaders of the Dioc of SC.  I assume that even in a very conservative diocese like that (TEC being in the sad state it is), there will be 14% or more of delegates who wouldn’t vote in favor of motherhood and applepie, if the diocesan leaders were behind it.

David Handy+

October 26, 3:21 pm | [comment link]
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