11 November 2008

It's a long read, but worthwhile

Here's a link to the best response yet I've seen to the proposals for restructuring in our Synod. It was drawn up by Pr. Matt Harrison at the request of my District President, Herbert Mueller, to present to our Southern Illinois District circuit counsellors. Rather than "heal the wound of my people lightly," Pr. Harrison goes to the heart of how we might as a Synod experience genuine healing from the Word of God. Enjoy!

8 comments:

David said...

I read through the document. It's an arrow right to the sick heart of the matter in our synod. I appreciated the quotes from Schwan, Pfotenhauer, Walther, and Wyneken. It's as if these men were speaking directly to our sitz im leben!

Rev. Eric J Brown said...

It's nice. . .and I'm skeptical. I doubt it will ever happen. . .but it would be nice if it did.

Pr. Lehmann said...

Trust not in princes... it doesn't just apply when the current POTMS is in office.

William Weedon said...

The verse for the day should be Micah 7:5, eh?

Pr. Lehmann said...

I like what Harrison wrote. And though I know you're not campaigning for him by posting this, a lot of folks are. It's been going on for about two weeks and I was sick of it 5 minutes in.

There are no political solutions to theological problems. The district conventions haven't even started yet and already people are speaking of Matthew Harrison like some people were talking about Barack Obama.

One Savior is enough.

Rev. Paul Beisel said...

Charles, that's exactly what Harrison is saying in his paper, is it not? The solution is not political, but spiritual? Certainly though it does matter who gets elected though.

Drifter said...

And may I remind you that Barack Obama defeated a divisive president from Texas.

Anonymous said...

that's pastor Bo in the background!