It's hazy in Tampa the day after the close of Synod. We accomplished the core work of any transforming institution: clarity on our identity and values and clarity on our vision and goals. Worship celebrations are always a highlight. We honored youth and young adults as well as those who are moving on. We reaffirmed and reengaged our perpetual focus on issues of justice. We do tend to spend more time talking about God than we do talking with God or offering praise and gratitude, but it is clear that many folks have a deep relationship with Christ.
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