In 2008, the Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod canceled Issues, Etc. That single event galvanized an entire generation of do-nothings like me to sit up and take notice. People began to take an interest in what was happening in their Synod. The ensuing confessional tsunami in some ways redefined the face of the LCMS at the 2010 National Convention, including unseating the Synod President. But it wasn’t enough. This week has been a sobering reminder of how much more needs to be done.
The recent decision of a group of three men in the Northwest District not to initiate formal proceedings against the poster boy for aberrant doctrine in the LCMS is our next wake-up call. Today our Synod President, Matt Harrison, rose to the occasion, stating that
The system of doctrinal discipline in the LCMS is not functioning as envisioned and implemented by our Fathers. It must be repaired.
We will not allow the truth of the Gospel to be undermined by our own infighting, inactivity, or egos. It’s time for the next confessional tsunami to arrive. Please join with me in supporting President Harrison as we work together to contend for the faith that was once for all delivered to the saints.
Your eternal debtor in Christ,