Let me say right up front that this post may appear snarky to some of you, maybe many of you. Maybe it really is snarky. But as I processed through what I am going to talk about I came to the conclusion that this is not just a knee-jerk cynical reaction but there is something really revealing about this. I am hoping I get all the snark out – you may think otherwise.
To begin with, a really interesting and useful piece was announced today on Twitter from the Presbytery of Chicago and the tweets attributed it to their Stated Clerk Barbara Bundick. It is a Road Map To The Form Of Government — a one-page, two-sided color leaflet that guides a person through the Form of Government section of the PCUSA Book of Order.
It is a very good resource – get it, use it. I will include it myself in future ruling elder training.
But what got my attention was the stylized map that went with it to explain the relationships.