Synod 2016 of the CRC, in response to multiple overtures, appointed a study committee which received the somewhat cumbersome designation: “Committee to Articulate a Foundation-laying Biblical Theology of Human Sexuality.”
This year is the sesquicentennial of Canada, which means that it is now 150 years since Confederation, when Canada first became an independent country. Confederation was the culmination of a drawn-out political process which finally ended with the passing of the British North America Act by the British Parliament in 1867. For the final stages of the drama a number of leading Canadian politicians travelled to London to negotiate the final details. Among other things, the Canadian delegates in London debated with their colonial overlords whether the new nation which they were designing should be called the kingdom of Canada, or the republic of Canada, or something else.