14 September 2011
University Lutheran Chapel
in Minnesota has long been one of the flagship campus ministries of the LCMS. Today the Minnesota South Board of Directors made the absolutely inane and foolish decision to SELL the building in which they dwell for some $3 mullion buckeroos. Pray for Pr. Kind. Pray for his wonderful parish. But let us put our love into action: give toward the purchase of their own property. You can do so right here. If you want to see more and more college students formed in the faith expressed in the Small Catechism and the lived Lutheran liturgy, please help out. And I have to say, given the remarkably gentle and pastoral way that Pr. Kind has conducted himself through this trial where his own District turned on him and his parish, I think he would make a FABULOUS president of the Minnesota South District next year. You folks in Minnesota, remember to nominate him! I suspect he would end up being the sort of president who makes sure that the ministry of Word and Sacrament is always valued far, far more than the dollars that might be obtained from the sale of property. "You cannot serve God and mammon" remains as true today as it ever was.
Posted by William Weedon at 9:38 PM