From where I sit, it appears to be a tough summer for denominational assemblies.
That certainly was not the case for me with regard to our own General Assembly of the Evangelical Presbyterian Church. It was inspiring, missional and theologically solid as I have posted earlier. You can get the detail by clicking here.
My experience there seems to stand in stark contrast with what I read elsewhere regarding other denominations – particularly the Presbyterian ones. For those who are new to this, be aware that there are about eight separate and distinct denominations in the US that consider themselves Presbyterian – so there is no single, all-inclusive group that can be called “the Presbyterian Church” in the US. While I am always glad to inform and comment on matters in my own denomination, I typically avoid throwing stones at other groups. Even when I might have disagreements, I can be fine with “live and let live” for those groups that I am not connected with. For this instance though, it seems that there is something worth noticing by looking at the big picture across several denominations. Or just scroll down to the "So What's The Point?" section if you want to skip to my conclusions.