I confess, I haven't spent much time on the blog in recent days. The primary reason is that I have been spending more time in two areas. The first is the attempt to put together a preliminary Constitution for the newly forming Wesleyan-Anglican Society.
A considerable effort was put forth in developing the Constitution based upon the discussions taking place on the Wesleyan/Anglican Facebook page using the Constitutions of the Order of Saint Luke and the Wesleyan Theological Society as models. Then, after uploading that Constitution, came the various comments and questions. Thanks to members of the Facebook page (especially Michael W. Arnold), the Constitution was revised and is now up for more discussions.
The hope is that we will be able to adopt the Constitution, soon. Then, we can establish an initial membership and elect officers.
I would encourage anyone who may be interested in the Wesleyan-Anglican Society to check out the proposed initial Constitution (as revised) on the Facebook page.
In addition to the Wesleyan-Anglican Society, I have been working on resolutions for the 2013 General Assembly of the Church of the Nazarene. This time around, I have proposed eight resolutions. For those who were reading this blog four years ago, a couple of the resolutions will look familiar. The truth is, not all of the resolutions will likely be of interest to the readers of this blog. However, I will be posting all of them, again, this time around, so that other Nazarenes will have the opportunity to copy them and present them to their General Assembly delegates. (The more districts that put these forward, the better, so, if you are a Nazarene, PLEASE, PLEASE present them to your delegation!)
The resolutions focus on the following areas:
1.) Baptism and Church Membership
2.) The relationship between Deacons and Elders
3.) The Ritual for the Baptism of Infants
4.) The Church Government Flow Chart
5.) The Official Anthem of the Church of the Nazarene
6.) Ordination and the Superintendency
7.) The Article of Faith on Baptism, and
8.) The Article of Faith on the Lord's Supper
I will be posting each of these resolutions on this blog in the near future. - In case I fail to remember to include this with the post of each resolution, underlined words are words to be added, and bracketed words are words to be deleted.