Dear Editor,

I appreciated your summary of the agenda of Synod 2011 in the May 15 Standard Bearer. However, I do want to comment on the references that you made to past decisions of Classes and upcoming decisions of Synod 2011 in our Protestant Reformed Churches.

On page 365, on the overture of Faith PRC Council: “They are withdrawing it after both Classes rejected the concept. It seems a pity.”

On page 355: “Synod should bear in mind that we are tinkering with a relationship that already exists….”

It strikes me that the Reformed way for comments and opinions on decisions of our governing bodies is best kept to the official floor, where free deliberation can take place.

Wes Koops

Holland, Michigan