James Meek - Moderator

Moderator

He became Moderator of the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland on 21 May 1795, where he tended to favour the Moderates over the Evangelicals. The General Assembly of the Church of Scotland met in Edinburgh on 21 May 1795. One of its first tasks was to elect a moderator, or chairman. There was only one candidate, Meek, and he was elected unanimously. The Assembly met for nine sessions, ending on Monday 1 June 1795, with a sermon and prayer by Meek. The minutes of these sessions take up 100 pages of closely written manuscript. (GUL Reference GB 0247 MS Gen 1159). The Assembly humbly received King George III’s Commission, which was in Latin, and replied to it loyally and fulsomely. It also received the king’s news that his son, Prince George (later, the Prince Regent) was to be married to Princess Caroline of Brunswick. They decided not only to debate this and congratulate the King, but also to send extensive congratulations to the Prince. Most business related to receiving reports from, or setting up committees. One item much debated was the "Religious Education of Youth". It also examined in detail the “probationers” - or trainee ministers - in place throughout the country.
As a court of the church, it dealt with disputes between parishes and ministers - the Orkney Grievances was a major issue that year - and various other matters of public morality. One issue, which a previous General Assembly had referred to the Crown Lawyers related to whether the Barbers and Hairdressers of Edinburgh had profaned the Sabbath. Apparently, not technically, or at least, legally, but the Presbytery of Edinburgh was urged to use all persuasive means at its disposal to encourage respect for the Sabbath.

Read more about this topic:  James Meek

Other articles related to "moderator":

Moderator - Other Uses
... Moderator variable, in statistics, a qualitative or quantitative variable that affects the direction and/or strength of the relation between dependent and ...
Christopher Erhardt - 2005-2007 Public Presentations
... DigiPen Video Game Curriculum From the Game to the Classroom') Moderator PAX 2006 ('Gaming and Controversy') Moderator November 2005 Game Producers Boot Camp Speaker WritersUA 2006 ('User Assistance in Video Gaming ...
History of Connecticut Forum Guests - 1993–1994
... It News Or Entertainment? Sam Donaldson, Mary Matalin, Bernard Kalb Moderator Phil Donahue February 5, 1994 Children Education, A Look Into The Future Senator ...
Moderation (statistics)
... The third variable is referred to as the moderator variable or simply the moderator ... within a correlational analysis framework, a moderator is a third variable that affects the zero-order correlation between two other variables ... In analysis of variance (ANOVA) terms, a basic moderator effect can be represented as an interaction between a focal independent variable and a factor that specifies ...