I recently attended what we would call, in the Congregational Church, a Church Meeting. This included a Finance report. It is a reputable Church, of which I have no doubt that all is in order. Yet I tried to imagine whether I or the congregation could possibly pick up that anything was wrong: say, a bogus auditor, a false bank mandate, fraudulent transaction, missing files, or the severance of Church officers from vital information ... No, one couldn’t (hypothetically) pick it up, or even suspect it. OBSERVATION: This raises the question: what can one pick up, in any Church? Perhaps more in a future post.