Doctor Beardslee, Or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Appreciate the Synod

I include the above picture for those for whom my Kubrik reference in the title was too subtle. So, the first full day of Synod has come and gone, and we have had the reports of the General Secretary and the President (http://images.rca.org/docs/synod/Synod2015-GenSecReport.pdf and http://images.rca.org/docs/synod/Synod2015-PresidentReport.pdf, respectively), and we have a proposal before us to “clarify”—the…

Why I Haven’t Been Preaching About Paris

I meant to do my TRB post yesterday; really, I did. There have been lots of thoughts running through my head, and it has been a couple weeks since I concluded my Advent-Christmas poetry cycle. So, I spent a significant amount of time yesterday pondering a topic. And getting nowhere fast. Why was that? There…