1. It’s really ugly to say (in one form or another), about someone’s pending disciplinary council (DC): “they had it coming.” And yet sometimes people really do have it coming. That doesn’t make the sentiment any prettier.
2. “Decisions are made by local leaders and not directed or coordinated by Church headquarters.” Convening a DC =/= a decision. At the same time, coincidental timing sure looks suspicious, doesn’t it? Too bad the total lack of transparency does not afford us the ability to confirm or deny our suspicions. Those with ears to hear have already heard what they will on the topic.
3. If you couldn’t stand John Dehlin or Kate Kelly before the news of their pending DCs hit, don’t be crying crocodile tears for them now. No one believes you when you insist you’re praying for them, etc. Conversely, if you supported either OW or Dehlin before this happened, does their DC cause you to question your prior interests? What does that say about you as a person? 
4. When is it OK, if ever, for the Church to excommunicate people for apostasy?  It seems oft-repeated that KK and JD are not being disciplined for their ideas, but for their followings and their refusal to let go of those followings. Is that true? If it’s not true — what in the heck are they getting disciplined for??
5. If what’s posited in #4 has any merit (i.e., it’s not necessarily KK or JD’s ideas that are causing these issues), can you then with great satisfaction punch someone in the gut in Sunday School if they start crowing over these DCs as evidence that the ideas of these people were evil? At a minimum, can you clench your fists until the charcoal in your grasp becomes a diamond?
6. What does it mean to live authentically? Are you living authentically if you refuse the orders of the church you have covenanted to support? Are you living authentically if you give up your efforts to do what you believe is right for that covenant relationship?
7. Much is said about the (ironically) salvific effect of excommunication. It seems to me in the case of trials for apostasy that this claim is a little bit harder to support, but still possible. These DCs are clearly (to my unenlightened eyes) about restoring order in the Church and putting the kibosh on Ordain Women and the Dehlinites. And yet the injunction in these proceedings is to place the needs of the individual first and foremost. Is there any merit to a belief that church discipline is what people sometimes spiritually need the most?
8. How can any of us escape being sentenced to hell?
 It might say about you that you know where your true loyalties lie, with the True Church. Or it might say about you that you lack conviction and are a fair weather friend. Or both.
 A: whenever it chooses, I guess.