20140620_181611After adjourning last night at midnight, we have reconvened this morning for the  final session of business and worship of the 221st General Assembly.  It has been a profound experience of the Church.  We have praised God, prayed together, and grappled with many challenging issues.

As we discussed here, we know that there are those photo2who have rejoiced at the Assembly’s actions, and there are those who may feel dismayed.   The issues regarding marriage equality and the divestment from three companies involved in Israel/Palestine have drawn the greatest amount of attention.  In the coming days, I will post a concluding reflection about the main decisions of this Assembly — what we decided and how we got there.   And then I look forward to carrying the work of this Assembly back to Kansas City as we join hands in serving Christ together.