How to describe what's happened in the LCMS? I put it like this: in 2010, the LCMS was toying with following American Evangelicalism over the precipice. With each passing year, she seems more strongly to say: Yeah, really glad we didn't go over THAT cliff. With each passing year she seems to say: Being Lutheran, after all, is what we do best because that's who we are. That's who we really must be for the sake of the world.
Last time round we heard a few voices afterwards complain about the worship (which overwhelmingly just used our hymnal) as being "too high church." Delightful that President Harrison actually put the question to the assembly: "If you have thoroughly enjoyed the convention worship, press 1. Not so much, press 2."
And it was just Lutheran, you know. With outstanding music, to be sure, by Rosebrock, Freese, Magness, Janssen, May, Nunes, and others. But it was truly just Lutheran. And that pile of Lutherans loved it. Who knew?