One recurring theme during the whole CEF / DIL debacle was the need to get money to people who needed it for things like their day-to-day living expenses, funding for their church, or to retire. Today we're one step closer to connecting people who need their funds sooner rather than later with buyers that can... Continue Reading →
The ABC District’s Imbalanced 2018 Budget
The ABC District's "Annual Fall Mailing" includes this entry that a CEF Forum member pointed out to me: Mission and Ministry 2018 Work Program - An explanation of the 2018 proposed ABC District Mission and Ministry Work Program identifies sources of income and how the congregational mission remittances may be spent in support of the mission and ministry... Continue Reading →
The Lutheran Historical Institute Is Leaving LCC
Despite being offered to the LCC and having membership encouraging it to keep the archive, the Synodical BOD has decided the Lutheran Historical Institute's materials will no longer be curated by any element of the Lutheran Church-Canada. Instead LHI's collection will be given to a secular archive for preservation and future research. From the ABC... Continue Reading →
CEF/DIL and the AB/BC Securities Commissions
Now that the bankruptcy protection has been lifted for the AB District, the CEF / DIL Representative Action can proceed as well as official action by government enforcement agencies such as the AB and BC Securities Commissions. What does this mean? The Securities Commissions won't discuss ongoing investigations - and rightfully so - but we... Continue Reading →
Restructuring: There Is No Fail-Safe Option
In a recent edition of the ABC Connect someone wrote: LCC RESTRUCTURING The synod will be sending out ballots to congregations, as well as completed drafts of the Statutory Bylaws, Synodical Constitution, and Synodical Bylaws, with explanations as to what has been changed and why, by December 15, 2017. If your congregation is holding an Annual... Continue Reading →
Do You Suppose They Knew?
Concordia Lutheran Seminary recently posted the following FB ad: I wonder if they knew about Pr Johannes Nieminen's recent post? Do you think they'd have posted this ad if they did know? Inquiring minds want to know!
Synod to Youth: There is Nothing You Are Worth Less Than
This is the logo that Synod is using to promote the National Youth Gathering to be held in Langley, BC in July 2019. What is your first reaction when you read this? If you study it for a bit - does that reaction change? Here's the official explanation for the theme and logo - please read... Continue Reading →
Where Are We Now, and Where Do We Go From Here?
After years of this whole restructuring effort I have to wonder - how did we end up where we are and how do we get out of it? From where I'm looking at things, it seems pretty clear that we as a synod have been talking past each other, and that what one group understands... Continue Reading →
ANO / Lutheran Watch – Now on Twitter!
ANO/LW is slowly working into more of the social media realm by adding Twitter to it's list of outgoing feeds. We're at https://twitter.com/ANO_LW - follow ANO/LW on Twitter today and never miss a post!
A Matter of Transition
Looking at the "Act and Bylaws" that the the CCMS spent so much time and effort on and that the BOD decided to circular file, I found this little gem: 15.1 Repeal, Replacement, and Amendments of Constitution and Bylaws 1. Repeal and Replacement of Bylaws The Statutory and Synodical Bylaws made under the Constitution of... Continue Reading →