Listen: Houston Day Two (Sunday, July 11)

This was the first real day of the convention, at least in terms of conducting business.  My first impression of the day was LOOOONG.  I got there at 7:45 a.m., and with an hour and a half for lunch, didn’t leave until 6 p.m.  But it wasn’t really the time that made it long.

What made it long was that we spent pretty much the entire day listening to Committee 8 on Restructuring.  We saw videos, heard testimonies, listened to about a 4 hour Q&A, and generally listened.  There is a sense of the anticipation of GETTING SOMETHING DONE that is warming up.  It will be very interesting to see how that sense translates into action today.

For my part, I spoke at the mic once, in favor of an amendment to adopt the agenda.  The amendment failed 48-51%, or by about 20 votes.  he plan was to move the election of the synodical president to the front of the convention, as has been done in everyone’s recent memory.

Today I expect we will start to conduct business, consider resolutions, and the like.

Sorry it’s not much of a report.  It wasn’t much of a day.  Oh, I did have some FANTASTIC BBQ in the evening.


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