Processing

After four days of convention and another full day of meetings, I’m just finally getting around to looking at my notes. . I don’t like what I see. Mostly it’s doodles. As much as Synod thinks it accomplished this week, my first impression is that it was quite probably the opposite: convention was counter-productive.

It’s going to take a few days to compile all the notes, conversations, and email exchanges during the event. It’s going to take a few more days to think about what convention really means. I mean, I know what it means. I’m wrestling with describing and explaining why this convention was most likely among the most counter-productive in .

If your’e a regular reader, I beg your patience. First, I’m offline for a few days of down time and rest. Of course, while I’m resting I’ll be working, so really, I’m just working offline.

In the meantime, call your local convention delegate and ask them why they didn’t take the opportunity to clear the air about CEF. That’s the elephant in the room that was conveniently avoided last week. It’s a sound that has hobbled LCC, and it won’t recover until it’s resolved. If you get an answer get back to me. Because if you hear something that resembles, “it wasn’t the time and place,” you should ask a follow-up question: “So when did delegates decide IS the time and place?”

The lack of an answer will tell you what you need to know about the essential nature of Lutheran Church Canada.

More in a couple of days.

Andreas Schwabe
Andreas Schwabe is editor and publisher of SolaGratia.ca, and an Edmonton-based multimedia & communication strategist and producer. His focus for SolaGratia is on administration, governance, and issues of faith. For clients, he writes or produces just about anything.
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A Conventional Convention

If you were hoping for a sea change in Lutheran Church Canada’s evasive behavior over the years since the CEF scandal broke, you’d be disappointed at the 2017 edition of the LCC convention.

Of course, by “disappointed” I mean “shattered any illusion of being a functional and responsible institution.”

Andreas Schwabe
Andreas Schwabe is editor and publisher of SolaGratia.ca, and an Edmonton-based multimedia & communication strategist and producer. His focus for SolaGratia is on administration, governance, and issues of faith. For clients, he writes or produces just about anything.
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The Restructuring Vote Results…

…will be announced tomorrow morning. It seems the convention was about 20 minutes behind schedule. Organizers wanted everyone to have dinner before a reformation concert tonight.

Basically, dinner and a movie was more interesting than the results of the restructuring vote.

We couldn’t wait ten minutes for the results. There are only 97 ballots. That dinner must be something else.

Andreas Schwabe
Andreas Schwabe is editor and publisher of SolaGratia.ca, and an Edmonton-based multimedia & communication strategist and producer. His focus for SolaGratia is on administration, governance, and issues of faith. For clients, he writes or produces just about anything.
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Convention and/or Bust

I’m in Mississauga enjoying the hospitality of my in-laws before making the short trek from here to Kitchener. Kitchener is hosting the umpteenth LCC Synodical convention. I say “umpteenth” because it doesn’t really matter what number we’re on.

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