Shuck and Jive

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Tuesday, January 03, 2012

Presbyterians, Evolution, and Darwinmas

I have been elected to be a delegate for the 2012 General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.)  I have never been a delegate before so I am looking forward to the week in Pittsburgh this summer.   One of my hopes for the General Assembly is that they will endorse the Clergy Letter Project like the United Methodist Church has done. 

It is too late to send an overture to General Assembly from my presbytery as we will not meet again until March and it will miss the deadline.  My questions to my Presby friends are these:
  • Has any presbytery submitted an overture affirming the Clergy Letter Project?
  • If not, do you know of any plans to do so?
  • Still no?  Anyone game to work with me on getting this going?
Meanwhile, I hope that you have Darwinmas on your liturgical calendar. Evolution Weekend is February 10-12. I hope it is a sacred time for you as it is for me. And may you experience the joy of natural selection not just during one weekend but the whole year long.