So now that Kari Jobe (who I’m sure is very nice and dedicated but not, you know, Lutheran) is no longer the “lead worshiper” at “Glorybound 2008” — the Texas Lutheran Youth Gathering, who’s “leading” the worship?
Kari’s now just the “song leader” (she’s still not Lutheran, apparently). The new “worship pastor” is one Pete Luedemann.
A tipster (one of my favorite Synodical employees) wonders whether this is the same Pete Luedemann who pastors Beautiful Savior in Portland, Oregon. I think the pictures would indicate we have a match.
Surfing around the congregation’s Web site, they have — oddly — a “spiritual gifts” survey (It’s been removed; you can view it here: archive) straight from the early 1980s. Here is a sample of the gifts listed on the survey:
I have spoken in tongues.
I speak in tongues as a personal spiritual exercise.
I feel welcome and a part of a group where Christians speak in tongues.
The Holly Spirit uses me effectively to lead others to respond to God’s gift of salvation through faith in Christ.
I know it’s a typo, but it cracked me up — the Holly Spirit. Here’s another typo (presumably):
I feel great compassion for the problems of others.
Compassion for the problems of others? Or the people with the problems?
Anyway — it’s interesting that the Texas “Lutheran” Youth gathering doesn’t seem to have much of a Lutheran emphasis. But it’s got the freshest spiritual inventories from the early 1980s.