Shuck and Jive

Tuesday, February 03, 2009

Lake Huron Turns Blue

I just received the news that Lake Huron Presbytery reversed its 2001 vote and voted in favor of inclusion 43-32. This is the second presbytery that has switched.

What am I talking about? Why the new Amendment B, of course, that returns us to our Presbyterian traditions. Here is the text:
G-6.0106b. Those who are called to ordained service in the church, by their assent to the constitutional questions for ordination and installation (W-4.4003) pledge themselves to live lives obedient to Jesus Christ the Head of the Church, striving to follow where he leads through the witness of the Scriptures, and to understand the Scriptures through the instruction of the Confessions. In so doing, they declare their fidelity to the standards of the Church. Each governing body charged with examination for ordination and/or installation (G-14.0240 and G-14.0450) establishes the candidate's sincere efforts to adhere to these standards.
Here are some FAQs to help when you make the case in your presbytery.

It is nice to have a blue lake.


  1. Two up, forty-eight to go? Yes we can. Yes We can. Yes We Can!

  2. This news makes me anything but blue!

  3. Excellent news, and pretty surprising. They showed less than 40% support last time around and flipped this time.

    We're making significant headway this time around.

    BTW, to follow the votes and the breakdown, check out:

  4. JEH--yes, yes, yes!

    Snad--"Don't it make my yella presbytery blue..."

    Alan--thanks for that blog link. I hadn't seen that before. I added it to my improve B resources on the sidebar.