Sola Gratia Casts a Critical Eye at ABC District and the ASC Allegations

Andreas @ Sola Gratia's been tracking the ABC affair for quite some time - spending untold hours talking to people, writing articles about what he's learned, and doing his best to inform the church what's going on. In his latest article Andreas recounts the nuts and bolts of the ASC allegations that the District BOD... Continue Reading →

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LCC Commission on Nominations and Elections: Nominations from the Floor

Synod is continuing its march towards a restructured future with elections to the various Synodical positions taking place at the three Districts (1). Following the results of the restructuring vote at the 2017 convention, on March 14, 2018 the Commission on Nominations and Elections (CNE) sent out a call for nominations with a submission deadline of... Continue Reading →

CEF/DIL: Reviewing the District’s Letter with a Critical Eye / Part 3: Conclusion

This article is reviewing a letter by District President Schaeffer to the members of the ABC District. Part 1 covered the introduction and the three major points of the letter, Part 2 covered the closing part of the letter, and this article will have some closing thoughts. Another small fact this letter leaves out is that the District President and... Continue Reading →

CEF/DIL: Reviewing the District’s Letter with a Critical Eye / Part 2

This article is reviewing a letter by District President Schaeffer to the members of the ABC District. Part 1 covered the introduction and the three major points of the letter, this article will address the closing paragraphs, and the concluding article will have some closing thoughts. In a complex financial situation as that faced by... Continue Reading →

CEF/DIL: Reviewing the District’s Letter with a Critical Eye / Part 1

When legal proceedings take place there's a number of players involved in the room - the judge or panel, counsel for the respondents (the people charged with an offence), the prosecution, and the ever-present court reporter that transcribes everything that happens into a permanent record. For the ASC hearing  that took place on Aug 13,... Continue Reading →

O God, When Trust is Shattered

A hymn written for abuse survivors as posted to https://sojo.net/articles/o-god-when-trust-shattered. Posted in its entirety here. By Carolyn Winfrey Gillette 8-23-2018 Author's Note: This new hymn is in response to the latest news of abuse by clergy; it was written with input from survivors and counselors. The hymn also references Pope Francis’ Aug. 20 letter, using in particular: “If one member... Continue Reading →

A Lesson in Churchly Leadership

A major role organizational leaders play is to set the standard example of behavior. Whether it is congratulating someone on an accomplishment, announcing routine business, taking a hard issue head-on, avoiding dealing with the elephant in the room, what leadership models publicly tells to the rest of the organization what they really value and believe.... Continue Reading →

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