As I announced on Sunday morning, our denomination's annual summer meeting (General Assembly) took place in Mobile, AL last week. John Buerger, Jeff Murray, Jim Pocta and I all attended as commissioners, and it was a very encouraging and productive week. Among several important actions the Assembly took the most notable was to adopt (overwhelmingly) a statement regarding our denomination's "corporate and historical sins, including those committed during the Civil Rights era" with respect to race relations. The four of us as commissioners to the Assembly were and are fully supportive of this action. Among most congregations, ours included, there...

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