This is nothing new. It's just the same narrative that came out earlier and addresses none of the concerns that been raised since then. Basically, we've read it. We're not convinced. Is there nothing new? I find it shocking (and depressing) that our national church leaders seem to be so inept at messaging. In a world of instant feedback, they can't just let something like this sit with no response. Do they just not get that reality, or do they just think this will blow over? Either way, I'm losing confidence and respect by the day.Sorry if this comes across strongly, but I'm getting increasingly frustrated at the silence from our leaders in this. And I know I'm not the only one.
+1 to Kevin's comment: is this new? It doesn't seem new.
Actually, this narrative seems to describe a process and deliver a result not unlike that of the Paul Ryan budget for the Federal Government. Note the emphasis on "broad categories"; better yet, the suggestion that we "create space for creative approaches to work by leaving some areas of funding in larger blocks to be organized by staff under the guidance of Executive Council. . ." Sounds a bit open ended to me.