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UCC General Synod – June 30, 2009 afternoon                 A little UCC humor from a booklet I picked up today, “God Is Still Laughing V: The UCC Statement of Faith Catechism Joke Book,” by Christopher Anderson (p. 8).                 What are some of the nicknames of the UCC? ·         Untied Church of Christ ·         Utterly […]

Things Get Interesting by bob

June 30th, 2009

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  UCC General Synod – June 30, 2009                 This is the last day of General Synod.  But most of the interesting stuff is still to come.  So I’ll post at least one more blog entry later today or first thing tomorrow.  Today’s agenda includes most of the resolutions, including an action supporting a move […]

Legacies by bob

June 29th, 2009

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UCC General Synod – Monday, June 29 I promised a daily blog from General Synod, but yesterday was tough, for two reasons.  First, it was a busy day, and second, I found it difficult to process my thoughts.  I still do.  I wrote two drafts yesterday, but they didn’t seem to go anywhere. Then I […]

Naming the Periods by bob

June 27th, 2009

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UCC General Synod – Saturday, June 27 “Electrifying Preaching Punctuates Synod.”  So says Keeping You E-Posted,” the electronic update the UCC just sent out.  I would agree, and so do the ECOTs I’ve talked to at Synod. The preaching of Jeremiah Wright’s successor, Otis Moss III, at last night’s worship service, other than the fact […]

Should FWC get squeaky? by bob

June 26th, 2009

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UCC General Synod – Friday, June 26 “The squeaky wheel gets the grease.”  That’s how a Southern Conference colleague summarized his impression of how Geoffrey Black answered questions in an open forum Friday afternoon.  Rev. Black is the candidate for General Minister and President of the United Church of Christ.  He will be elected and […]